In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has come under fire for not giving an order to conduct a controlled burn of the state’s forests. This decision has been widely criticized by Steve Bannon’s War Room: Pandemic, a podcast hosted by the former White House Chief Strategist.
Bannon has been a vocal critic of DeWine’s handling of the pandemic and has suggested that a controlled burn would help reduce the risk of wildfires in the state. He argues that the controlled burn would help reduce the amount of fuel available for wildfires, which would in turn decrease the risk of the fires spreading. Bannon has also argued that the controlled burn would help reduce the amount of smoke in the air, which could help to reduce the spread of the virus.
Despite Bannon’s calls for a controlled burn, DeWine has yet to issue an order for such an action. The governor has instead focused on other measures to reduce the risk of wildfires, such as increasing the budget for firefighting resources and implementing a statewide burn ban. He has also argued that a controlled burn would not be effective in reducing the risk of wildfires and that it could even have negative consequences.
Bannon and his supporters have been critical of DeWine’s refusal to issue an order for a controlled burn. They argue that the governor is not taking the necessary steps to protect the state from the risk of wildfires. They also point out that other states, such as California, have implemented controlled burns to help reduce the risk of wildfires.
The debate over whether or not to issue an order for a controlled burn in Ohio is likely to continue. While DeWine has yet to issue an order for such an action, Bannon and his supporters will continue to push for it. In the meantime, the governor has taken other measures to reduce the risk of wildfires, but whether or not these will be enough remains to be seen.