Growing Wildfire Threat Poses Challenge To Biden’s Air Quality Policies

January 8, 2021
The growing threat of more frequent and increasingly destructive wildfires poses a challenge for President-elect Joe Biden’s air quality policies, experts say, because smoke from the fires releases a large combination of air pollutants and curbing health risks from such emissions will require a coordinated response from EPA and other agencies. EPA’s role in addressing wildfires includes overseeing states’ smoke management plans, monitoring air quality, and offering advice on smoke dangers to the public and states. The agency can also...


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