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FORESTS: Daines, Feinstein escalate push for wildfire bill

Dec 08, 2020 - Environment & Energy Daily

Sponsors of legislation to reduce Western wildfire threats are making a last-ditch effort to push at least parts of their proposal through Congress this year. Sens. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

urged congressional leaders in a letter yesterday to take up provisions of their bill, the "Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act" -- S. 4431 and H.R. 7978 -- as California's record-setting wildfire year draws near a close. Prospects for the bill aren't clear, given it ...