Environmentalists are the target of a blame game as wildfires rage through Arizona forests.An interview with Allen is part of this segment of (Phoenix) Channel 12's Sunday Squareoff -
State Sen. Sylvia Allen, a Republican from Snowflake -- a town in the White Mountains not too far from the huge Wallow fire -- says misinformation, lawsuits and lies have been used to promote unhealthy forest environments and those philosophies have made their way into federal policies.
This is the same Sylvia Allen who calmly proclaimed that it OK to strip mine uranium because the Earth is 6000 years old and doing fine.
This is the same Sylvia Allen who called for destroying trees because they "suck water" out of Arizona's water supply.
This is the same Sylvia Allen who argued during a committee hearing that the legislature and the people should focus on helping the wealthy.
Something tells me that Allen's plan to end the existence of forest fires would include paying lots of taxpayer money to Big Business to end the existence of forests themselves.