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City Council Approves Hotly Contested $4M FEMA Grant To Cut Trees In Oakland Hills

City officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.

06/03/2015

A man uses a chainsaw to cut a fallen tree. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

East Bay Tree-Cutting Proposal To Reduce Fire Hazard Criticized

Opponents of the fire hazard reduction plan for the East Bay hills are calling it a guise to conduct massive clear-cutting of the area.

05/23/2013