Oregon Delegation Pushing Agencies to Prepare for Wildfire Season
A joint release said this season could be worse than the unprecedented 2020 season. Their letter said, “As you know, Oregon, and the rest of the West, experienced an unprecedented and destructive wildfire season in 2020. More than 50,000 fires burned 10 million acres with fires lasting well into the fall”. The letter said that already fire and smoke have threatened the health and safety of several communities in Oregon. Delegation members included Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley along with Representatives Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici and Cliff Bentz.