Air Quality Impacts of Wildfires: Mitigation and Management Strategies, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, September 13, 2018   [open pdf - 7MB]

This is the September 13, 2018 hearing on "Air Quality Impacts of Wildfires" held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of John Shimkus: "A year ago, we took testimony to examine the air quality impacts of wildfires with the focus on stakeholder perspectives. Given the community's jurisdiction over air quality policies and public health, the goal then, as it is today, was to develop a better understanding of the health impacts of wildfires and what should be done to minimize those impacts. We return to the topic this afternoon to look closely at the mitigation and management strategies for reducing air quality risks from wildfire smoke. In large part, these strategies involve efforts to reduce the intensity and frequency of wildfires that threaten communities." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Herman Baertschiger Jr., Mary Anderson, Sonya Germann, Collin O'Mara, and Tom Boggus.

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