Joe Biden pitches massive spending packages during tour of wildfire damage
We can’t ignore that wildfires are becoming more intense due to climate change. It’s not about red states and blue states. It’s all about fires, just fires,” stated in remarks close to Sacramento.
While in California, Mr. Biden visited the destruction wrought by Caldor Fire along with Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The president will deliver a campaign speech to support Mr. Newsom, who faces a recall election in California.
The president watched the Marine One helicopter fly over Northern California to assess the fire damage.
Monday was a day earlier when Mr. Biden visited the National Interagency Fire Center in Idaho, which coordinates federal government response to wildfires.
The Senate approved the first section of Mr. Biden ”s economic agenda. It is a $1 trillion bipartisan bill that focuses on building bridges and roads.
Democrats are still working out the details of the second package. It will cost $3.5 trillion, and includes liberal wish-list items like an illegal-immigrant Amnesty and other forms of social-welfare expenditures.
The second package would provide clean-energy tax credits to individuals and businesses, establish a civil climate corps and establish a clean energy electricity standard. The package would include billions to help with wildfire preparation, increase the number of public water resources, and improve forest management in order to prevent wildfires.
Reality has a way to get in and you know that the reality is that there is a global warming problem. “A serious global warming problem,” Mr. Biden stated in his Boise. It’s consequential, and it’s not going back to how it was before
. This year’s fire season in California saw more than 6 wildfires larger and smaller that have destroyed approximately 1.7 million acres.
The blazes were sparked by extreme heat and prolonged drought.
While Mr. Biden has blamed climate change for the raging wildfires, some scientists and others have suggested that other factors may be responsible. The frequency and intensity wildfires have been affected by lightning strikes, poorly extinguished campfires, and cigarette butts that were thrown away.
Others have blamed bureaucratic red tape. These controlled burns are used to stop forest fires by removing dead tree limbs and leaves before they get too hot and start a wildfire.
Rep. Bruce Westerman (Arkansas Republican) called on Mr. Biden , ranking member of House Committee on Natural Resources to use common-sense techniques, such as controlled burns to stop wildfires.
We all agree that wildfires should be stopped at the current rate and scale. Yet when my Republican colleagues and I suggest scientifically-proven ways to mitigate them, we are met with silence and indifference,” he said in a statement.
Talk is easy, but action is more difficult. he stated that we need to use common-sense techniques on our forests to ensure that they don’t repeat the cycle year after year.
Some states in the west have restricted controlled burning because they can harm water quality and air quality.
Controlled burns can also be dangerous. One by the Colorado State Forest Service 2021 resulted in three deaths and 23 homes being destroyed.
During comments in Idaho, Mr. praised his activation to increase supplies for firefighters.
It is the second time that the Biden administration invokes the obscure World War II-era law. Mr. Biden used the increase in vaccine supplies to make it more effective earlier this year.