U.S. firefighters on climate front lines sound alarm over staffing

Enviro & Legislation

With fire season approaching again in the drought-hit western United States, Jaelith Hall-Rivera, a senior U.S. Forest Service official, assured lawmakers this month that federal firefighting crews would be sufficiently staffed and ready for action.“We will be at the capacity that we need,” she told Congress, days before the government said the first three months…

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