California’s wildfire crisis

Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Assemblymember Kelly SeyartoSpecial to Valley NewsCombating the wildfire issue in California needs to be more than just rhetoric. Californians need these efforts to be effective. In 2020 alone, 4,257,863 acres burned, over 10,000 structures were destroyed, and 33 people lost their lives.Wildfires are again devastating our state as we continue to await promised action, resources and funding.This session, I introduced AB 380, which would provide the CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection with the tools and means necessary to efficiently identify, approve, and complete priority fuel reduction projects around communities that are at the greatest risk to wildfires. Unfortunately, this bill was never even given consideration or heard in committee.Additionally, our st
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