As it was being used to clear brush in response to fire regulations.
"Some Santa Barbara County residents recently received annual notices
advising them they had until June 1 to clear potentially hazardous brush,
county fire Capt. Glenn Fidler said. "
They had a policy (if I remember correctly) of prohibiting people
from cutting firebreaks because it inconvenienced the three legged
tit mouse or some such nonsense. There was a big fire and the only
house to survive belonged to some fellow who said "F*&% You!" and
got on a tractor and cut a firebreak. Of course, the fire killed
all of the three legged tit mice and the government probably went
after the guy who cut a firebreak.
Removing a spark arrestor is illegal in their state?! Some people
move there and never even have a spark arrestor.
Harassing a bear can be a federal offense. That charge can get you two
years in the pokey for a first offense. Stealing fish from a pond,
still gets a two year sentence.
Fires in that area are "natural" and have been happening for centuries
before the land was developed. By preventing or putting out the fires
they are not being environmentally conscious IMO. Oh wait, rich green
Hollywood types live there, we'll have to make an exception.
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