CO Task Force: Homeowners should pay to live in burn zones; developers/real estate industry oppose parts of plan

The Denver Post’s Bruce Finley had this article in the paper a few days ago.  Below are some highlights from the article: Gov. John Hickenlooper’s wildfire team unveiled an overhaul of how Colorado deals with the growing problem of people building houses in forests prone to burn, shifting more of the responsibility to homeowners. The …

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Sprawling Into the Fire Zone: How Much Longer can Homes be Banked, Built, and Sold in Fires’ Way?

(The following article was written by Lance Olsen and originally appeared over at Counterpunch.  – mk) Although there has generally been silence about the potent roles they play, the banking, construction, and real estate industries have excelled at placing human homes and lives in the path of forest fires. At the same time, they have …

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