December 6, 2023



As wildfires rage, Biden meets with Western governors, shares plans to raise federal firefighter pay

The Denver Post


President Joe Biden is taking several measures to boost U.S. wildfire fighting capacity and prevention efforts, and on Wednesday virtually met with governors from Western states, including Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, to discuss what is shaping up to be a torrid wildfire season.

“President Biden and his administration understand what our communities face and the immense magnitude of these challenges with hotter, drier and longer wildfire seasons in a climate-changed West,” Polis said in a statement.

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