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Despite partisan bickering at a subcommittee hearing on wildfires last week, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Rep. Paul Gosar both called for a consensus approach to forest thinning.

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Congress: Outburst of blame placing

Hearing hits on deadly dilemma, but a partisan divide hobbles efforts to find consensus on forest woes

The deadly increase in Western wildfires and the federal government’s failure to develop a coherent response last week triggered an emotionally charged congressional subcommittee meeting that veered between pleas for a consensus solution and partisan blame-placing.


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