Obama To Propose Changes to Wildfire Funding in Budget

Weather Channel: Obama wants the Interior and Agriculture Departments, the two agencies tasked with fighting wildfires, to be able to draw funds from a special disaster account when the cost of tackling fires exceeds their annual budget. That's the same approach the federal government currently takes when responding to hurricanes and tornadoes. The official said the new approach was aimed at providing more certainty for agencies fighting fires. The proposal will be included in the annual budget Obama will send......

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