Sierra Sun Times: U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Steve Daines Call on Senate to Consider Bipartisan Wildfire Preparedness Bill

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Steve Daines (R-Montana) on Thursday sent a letter to the chair and ranking member of the Dianne FeinsteinSenate Energy and Natural Resources Committee calling for a hearing to be scheduled as soon as possible on their bill, the bipartisan Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act. The letter comes as both California and Montana are experiencing severe wildfires and the National Wildfire Preparedness Level has been elevated to Level 4.

“Our states are currently experiencing severe wildfires, which have only been exacerbated by the challenges of fighting these natural disasters during COVID-19. In California, record-breaking heat and an unprecedented 10,849 lightning strikes have caused more than 367 new fires in just a matter of days,” wrote the senators.

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