Trump said ‘raking and cleaning’ forests would prevent more devastating wildfires. But the government shutdown is stopping the Forest Service from doing just that.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted that “raking” and better forest management can prevent more forest fires like those that devastated California in 2018. But the government shutdown is preventing the Forest Service and other agencies from doing that. Employees say that preventative activities such as prescribed burns and debris clean-ups have been stopped during the shutdown.

President Donald Trump’s government shutdown looks as if it’s getting in the way of his solution to

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