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Courage Under Fire: Examining Government Preparedness and Response to Wildfires in California, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, August 20, 2019   [open pdf - 322KB]

This is the August 20, 2019 hearing on "Courage Under Fire: Examining Government Preparedness and Response to Wildfires in California," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the Opening Statement of Harley Rouda: "First, we will examine the status of the recovery from the two deadliest wildfires in the state's history in 2017 and 2018, as well as challenges we are facing going into the peak of the 2019 wildfire season. [...] The second goal of this hearing is to underscore the enormous public health consequences of wildfires, especially when fires ravage densely populated areas. [...] Finally, this hearing will demonstrate that if we in the Federal Government do not take action on climate change, we are digging our own graves fire by fire, hurricane by hurricane, heatwave by heatwave." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert Fenton, Randy Moore, Mark Ghilarducci, Dan Johnson, Max Moritz, Afif El-Hasan, Brent Berkompas, and Drew Smith.

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Serial No. 116-56
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Date:
2019
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Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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