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Question: Is Tribe’s Decision to Burn Hypocritical?

Item: Tribe plans to burn grass fields: Coeur d'Alenes extend practice while seeking alternatives/Erica Curless, Spokesman-Review

More Info: The Coeur d'Alene Tribe plans to burn bluegrass fields on the reservation this summer, even though burning remains illegal on nontribal lands in Idaho. The tribal council voted Wednesday to continue agricultural burning one more year while it continues to seek economical alternatives to burning. In 1996, the tribe vowed to phase out field burning on the reservation within 10 years.

Question: Is the tribe's decision to burn and threaten neighbors' health hypocritical when placed alongside its commitment to Lake Coeur d'Alene water quality?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.