I just came across this article at the Washington Times.  Delaware is exporting firewood to Haiti in an effort to stem deforestation in the Caribbean nation.  Sound like a good deed, eh?

Here’s the problem: most states on the east coast have started to put some strict limits on firewood crossing state lines to prevent the spread of the Asian Long-Horned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer.  I was personally told by Cape Henlopen that next year all wood will have to be purchased from them for campfires.

If this is the case, aren’t we just risking Haiti’s forests to make a buck?

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