Fighting wildfire threats

Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Assemblymember Marie WaldronSpecial to Valley NewsCalifornia’s 2020 wildfire season set back the state’s fight against climate change, putting more carbon dioxide into the air than millions of passenger vehicles driving over the course of a year. Almost 4.2 million acres burned from 9,600 fires, killing 31 people and emitting an estimated 112 million metric tons of carbon dioxide according to a California Air Resources Board report released Dec. 31. We have to fight this growing threat, which is why my colleagues and I have introduced legislation that takes a comprehensive approach to preventing and fighting wildfires.Reducing fuel and increasing defensible space is critical to fire fighting and prevention. Among other provisions, Assembly Bill 297 will create a continuo
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