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Atkins forms select committee to analyze state wildfire report


Last updated 5/9/2019 at 8:59pm

Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, announced the formation of a state Senate select committee recently that will analyze Gov. Gavin Newsom’s report on the state’s threat of wildfires.

The 13-member committee, which includes Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, and Sen. Brian Jones, R-Santee, will meet next month and in early June to discuss the report and its policy suggestions to mitigate the state’s wildfire risk and the effects of climate change.

Newsom called for a strike force to draft a report on the state’s wildfire and energy future during his State of the State address in February....

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