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WASHINGTON D.C. | TIPTON INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ENSURE THAT COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY WILDFIRES ON FEDERAL LANDS RECEIVE DISASTER ASSISTANCE

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) has introduced legislation to ensure that communities and businesses impacted by wildfires that burn on federal lands receive necessary disaster assistance. H.R. 6799, The Federal Lands Fire-Related Incidents Recovery and Economic Stimulus (Federal Lands FIRES) Act would create a new disaster designation for wildfires, of which 40% or … Continue reading WASHINGTON D.C. | TIPTON INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ENSURE THAT COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY WILDFIRES ON FEDERAL LANDS RECEIVE DISASTER ASSISTANCE

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California approves measure to pass on wildfire costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Legislature voted Friday to allow power companies to raise electric bills to cover the cost of lawsuits from last year’s deadly wildfires amid fears that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., would otherwise face financial ruin. The measure is part of a wide-ranging plan to reduce the threat of wildfires, which … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California approves measure to pass on wildfire costs

California News: Reps. Huffman, Thompson, Announce $99 Million In Federal Funding for Fire Recovery

WASHINGTON – Wednesday, August 15th, Reps. Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that California has been awarded $99.324 million that must be spent on disaster recovery across the state, including in Sonoma County and Mendocino County.  This federal funding was previously awarded through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) program as … Continue reading California News: Reps. Huffman, Thompson, Announce $99 Million In Federal Funding for Fire Recovery

WASHINGTON | US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says officials are targeting wide swaths of land — including cutting down small trees and underbrush and setting controlled fires — to reduce … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

California News: Wildfires – Bear Treated With Fish Skins, Firefighters Return

DAVIS, CA – State wildlife officers and a University of California, Davis veterinarian have again used fish skins and other novel forms of pain management to treat a wild animal: a bear cub injured in the Carr Fire. Jamie Peyton, chief of the Integrative Medicine Service at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, used … Continue reading California News: Wildfires – Bear Treated With Fish Skins, Firefighters Return

California News: Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Streamline Cleanup and Recovery in Communities Impacted by Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order to cut red tape and help streamline recovery efforts in communities impacted by the devastating wildfires that continue to burn in Lake, Siskiyou, Shasta, Mendocino and Napa counties. There are 15 major fires currently burning in California that have destroyed homes … Continue reading California News: Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Streamline Cleanup and Recovery in Communities Impacted by Wildfires

St Louis News: Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Donation Supports Wildfire Victims

ST. LOUIS, MO – As wildfires rage in northern California, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand – is pledging $250,000 in support of the American Red Cross’ efforts to help provide shelter, food, water and supplies for residents in the fire-ravaged areas. “We are glad to do what … Continue reading St Louis News: Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Donation Supports Wildfire Victims

California News: CA Governor Brown Meets with Fire, Emergency Leaders in Shasta County, Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Northern California Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with local leaders and fire and emergency management officials at the Carr Fire Incident Command Post in Shasta County and officially requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the ongoing emergency response and help residents recover from the devastating fires burning in Lake, … Continue reading California News: CA Governor Brown Meets with Fire, Emergency Leaders in Shasta County, Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Northern California Wildfires