Chairman Whitehouse Opens Budget Committee Hearing on the Economic and Budgetary Costs of Wildfires


March 8 | Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, delivers opening remarks at a Budget Committee hearing entitled, “A Burning Issue: The Economic Costs of Wildfires.”

Wildfires — in seasons and areas much increased by climate change — are one more way in which the many costs of fossil fuel emissions hit our federal budget.


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