January 9, 2018 | paysonroundup.com 

Burn it.

Before we burn.

That’s the bottom line when it comes to preventing the kinds of megafires that in the past two months have burned thousands of homes in California.

Fortunately, we could actually clear a million acres of tree thickets while generating electricity, without a net increase in heat-trapping pollutants, according to a recently completed study by Arizona Public Service

One catch: The cost of building power plants to burn the millions of tons of small trees and debris would add between $1.54 and $4.13 to the average homeowner’s monthly bill, according to a report the Arizona Corporation Commission directed APS to prepare.

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