Before Fires, Bush Cut Fire Preparedness Budgets, Outsourced Forest Service WorkQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|In addition to the budget cuts, a significant change in policy across the Bush administration made it more difficult to call up federal Forest Service firefighters in crisis situations like the one that destroyed so many homes in southern California. The White House's insistence on the outsourcing of government services has been vigorously applied to the Forest Service.|
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