wildfires

Food & Water Action Alert: Proposed “wildfire fund” is a reckless bailout

“In reality, this bill will cap shareholder liability from wildfires, while leaving ratepayers on the hook for unlimited costs from future wildfire damage. Furthermore, the legislation reduces public oversight and accountability for utility behavior related to wildfire prevention and compensation.” Proposed “wildfire fund” is a reckless bailout The California legislature is fast-tracking a reckless multibillion-dollar bailout for corporate utility …

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FEMA admits it’s ‘short a few thousand employees’ as hurricane season begins: Think Progress

Got paper towels? Yoyo society, You’re On Your Own: “Staffing isn’t the only issue plaguing FEMA. Climate scientists have repeatedly connected global warming to the uptick in disasters across the country, noting that rising temperatures help increase and worsen major storms. But under the Trump administration, mentions of climate change have disappeared from agency reports …

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Trump takes aim at firefighting jobs with largest federal cut in a decade – ThinkProgress

California is managing its forests — but is the president … https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-managing-its-forests-president-managing-its-federal-lands-n942581 California is managing its forests — but is the president managing its federal lands? Fifty-seven percent of California’s 33 million acres of forest are controlled by the federal government. “That reduction in wildfire assistance comes amid ongoing sparring between Trump and California. Last …

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Newsom declares wildfire emergency, waives environmental rules to expedite projects

Newsom off to a bad start:  “Most of the 35 projects are in Northern and Central California and would be completed over the course of the next year. Cal Fire worked with its local fire units to determine which projects to prioritize, assessing risk and socioeconomic factors, such as age of the nearby populations, poverty …

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Friends Of Graton #17 update: Cal Fire must do more to protect rural residents

OPINION Cal Fire must do more to protect rural residents By Deborah A. Eppstein and Craig S. Harrison Feb. 8, 2019 Updated: Feb. 8, 2019 6:36 p.m. In November, the world watched with horror as residents of Paradise tried to escape from an oncoming wildfire on clogged roads, some so desperate that they abandoned their …

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Twitter Meltdown: Trump Orders FEMA To Cut Off Aid For California Wildfire Recovery

“Disasters and recovery are no time for politics,” wrote Newsom, who on Tuesday announced an interstate partnership and a pair of executive orders to combat the wildfire problem.  Trump Orders FEMA To Cut Off Aid For California Wildfire Recovery | HuffPost The president said the fire-ravaged state will receive no more money until “they get …

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