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Congress: Democratic bills seek funding for EPA wildfire smoke research

November 6, 2019
West Coast Democrats are seeking federal funding for EPA-led research into the public health effects of wildfire smoke and for mitigation measures to help protect the public, in the midst of another intense wildfire season that experts say is being exacerbated by climate change. In identical bills recently introduced in the House and Senate, H.R. 4924 and S. 1812, California and Oregon Democrats seek to establish new “centers of excellence” for the study of wildfire smoke effects, and to direct...

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