U.S. House passes major wildfire and drought package

Republicans who voted against the bill said spending would not meaningfully improve fire prevention and called for allowing more logging to thin forests

By: - August 1, 2022 4:05 am
Texas wildfire

Responders pour water over the Dog Ridge Fire near Killeen, Texas. (Courtesy of the National Interagency Fire Center)

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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.