Haaland promises governors federal help for fires, drought

Recently passed infrastructure law provides $1.5 billion for Dept. of the Interior wildfire resilience programs, $8.3 billion in water management projects

By: - December 10, 2021 12:51 pm
Boundary wildfire

In this file photo, the Boundary Fire, first detected Aug. 10, 2021, burned in steep, inaccessible terrain in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. It burned more than 87,000 acres about 24 miles north of Stanley, Idaho. (Courtesy of the Salmon-Challis National Forest)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.