LETTER: Western Governors urge Congress to resolve wildfire budgeting practice

Western Governors sent a letter to Congressional leadership on September 22, 2017 reaffirming the Governors’ support for a comprehensive fix to the present approach to budgeting for wildfire costs at the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture. The letter to Representatives Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi, and Senators Mitch McConnell and Charles Schumer, urged Congress to end the practice of resources being redirected from efforts to prevent and reduce wildfires to mitigate existing fires. Read, download the Letter. 


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