Wildfire threats need to be prevented
Last updated 3/10/2021 at 3:19pm
California’s 2020 wildfire season set back the state’s fight against climate change, putting more carbon dioxide into the air than millions of passenger vehicles driving over the course of a year. Almost 4.2 million acres burned from 9,600 fires, killing 31 people, and emitting an estimated 112 million metric tons of carbon dioxide according to a California Air Resources Board report released Dec. 31.
We have to fight this growing threat, which is why my colleagues and I have introduced legislation that takes a comprehensive approach to preventing and fighting wildfires.