• Why the Government Shutdown is Increasing Fire Risks in California

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    The worst fire in California's history may be behind it, but the risks are not.
    With the nation's longest government shutdown still ongoing, thousands of U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management employees remain furloughed, preventing these agencies from doing critical work to prepare for the next fire season or reduce existing risks.
    In California specifically, forest cleanup and fuel mitigation projects have been postponed, which is essential to diminishing the threat of such fires. Training opportunities for firefighters are also affected. With more than...
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