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House lawmakers seek solutions to wildfire air quality threat

September 14, 2018
Members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee's environment panel are seeking options to address the rising threat to air quality from increasingly severe wildfires, aiming to find consensus on steps to mitigate fire impacts but clashing over the role of climate change in driving dangerous trends toward more extreme fires. At a Sept. 13 hearing , panel members and witnesses broadly agreed on the serious damage wildfires are doing to air quality, especially in the West. Massive fires release...

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