House-Passed Wildfire, Drought Resilience Bill Faces Uncertain Senate Path

August 2, 2022
Legislation recently passed by the House would approve billions of dollars to boost resilience to climate change-related wildfires and drought, though the sweeping bill faces an uncertain path in the Senate amid Republican charges that it omits many of their priorities on the issue. Known as the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency (WRDR) Act, the bill aims to build on the bipartisan infrastructure law’s nearly $17 billion for wildfire and drought prevention and response, via investments in federal firefighters and...

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