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Congress hears suggestions for changes to wildfire response in US

Posted on AllSides March 16th, 2024
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The traditional wildfire season is right around the corner in Washington state, just as some experts are saying the idea of wildfire seasons is out of date. "Reminders of the immediate need to address this crisis are all too frequent, from the recent fires in Texas, and Hawaii, to the smoky skies experienced last summer,” said Joan M. Mooney from the US Department of the Interior during testimony before Congress. Right now, our state is low on snowpack just as the spring melt-off is set to begin next month. Federal...

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