Brian K Sullivan of Bloomberg reports on the causes of recent U.S. wildfires.
- The 2018 Camp fire in California that killed more than 80 people was caused by faulty power lines from PG&E, the state’s largest utility.
- Meanwhile, the 2020 August Complex fire was ignited by a lightning strike.
- As climate change prolongs droughts and wildfire seasons, policymakers must lower barriers for active forest management activities on private, state, and federal lands.
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