Washington Denies California’s Request For Federal Assistance With Wildfires
Written by Site Hub on October 16, 2020
California has been requesting a disaster declaration due to the six uncontrollable wildfires that have been ravaging the state since the season began.
According to Brian Ferguson, spokesperson for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services,The Trump administration has denied the request.
“The request for a Major Presidential Disaster Declaration for early September fires has been denied by the federal administration.”
The state of California plans on appealing the decision, but the long history of the president’s feud with the democratic state and the constant debate over whether or not climate change is to blame for the fires seems to be slowing the response time down.
Wade Crowfoot, the secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency warned of the dangers of ignoring science and putting “our head in the sand and thinking that it’s all about vegetation management,” Trump responded by telling Crowfoot: “It’ll start getting cooler. You just watch.”