Comments: Gov. Hickenlooper and the Bark Beetle Epidemic

Thr second item really got me since it was on the official colorado.gov site :)

Posted by Robert at June 27, 2012 8:59 PM

My blog brother's summation?

I have to admit that I have been pretty impressed with His Hickness (hey, when I vote for a Democrat...) both before the fire and after.

Beetle kill is a huge problem surrounded by passionate opinions but I can think of no better solution that harvesting it for paper.

Was this a big wet kiss for our Governor? Knowing my bro, I suspect not.

Posted by jk at June 28, 2012 11:19 AM

My take is that using the dead timber issue as joke fodder looks, at the least, very insensitive in retrospect and that the governor should have known better even then. I know that I remember it being in poor taste.

Yes, harvesting the wood for any use is a good solution. So why isn't it happening? As I have heard but not yet verified the answer can be given in a single word - Environmentalists.

And finally, I couldn't help noticing the impotence of the governor's knee-jerk response of banning open fires and fireworks since every fire mentioned in that story was sparked by lightning.

Posted by johngalt at June 28, 2012 12:06 PM
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