Landslide in Oso, Washington -- Don't Blame Nature and Acts of God for Reckless Logging | Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.
The plateau above the hillside that gave way has been logged for almost a century, and the hillside has a history of landslides dating back more than 60 years. For more than 25 years,
as the slope became more unstable, scientists challenged the timber
cutting and warned of possible calamity. Yet the state continued to
allow logging on the plateau.