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California Tests New Strategies to Prevent Deadly Wildfires

Anne C. Mulkern, E&E News
September 30, 2019

A troubled utility in California repeatedly shut off power to homes last week to prevent wildfire ignitions, while Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has waived a major environmental law to allow expedited fire prevention efforts.

 

Santa Rosa deals with mental stress from peak fire season

Tom Vacar, KTVU,
September 26, 2019

Marin County Fire Department Battalion Chief Christie Neill runs the vegetation management and defensible space management programs.

 

California Hit With Biggest Wildfire of 2019
as NASA Warns
on Climate

Steve Geimann,
September 14, 2019

California’s biggest wildfire of the year has already burned more than 50,000 acres of timber and grass as NASA scientists say climate change is making such blazes more likely and harder to stop.

 

Editorial: Evacuation routes must improve for at-risk Marin communities

Marin IJ Editorial Board, 
September 1, 2019

In the wake of the death and destruction of last year’s Camp Fire, a new study has taken a look at other communities to see how they might be able to survive a major evacuation to escape a raging wildland fire.

 

Editorial: Home insurance could be the next big fire risk in California 

Chronicle Editorial Board,
August 22, 2019

Californians who live in fire-prone areas have a new problem to worry about. According to new data from the California Department of Insurance, it’s getting harder for them to keep their home insurance.

 

editorial: Fire-tax proposal a strong step in right direction

Marin IJ Editorial Board,
August 19, 2019

It would be foolhardy for Marin not to come up with a single, coordinated plan to help protect the county’s homes and businesses from a wildfire, the likes of which we have seen leave wakes of death and destruction in other Northern California counties.  

editorial: Marin Officials Voice Support For Parcel Tax Aimed At wildfire
Prevention

John Ramos, August 14, 2019

MARIN COUNTY (KPIX 5) — Government and fire officials in Marin County will soon be asking residents to support a new county-wide parcel tax for wildfire prevention, and early polling shows it may be an easy sell.  

To keep insurance, some homeowners now have to do costly wildfire mitigation

Kathleen Pender, August 10, 2019

Californians who live in fire-prone areas have a new problem to worry about. According to new data from the California Department of Insurance, it’s getting harder for them to keep their home insurance.

 

California wildfires' carbon emissions equal to a year of power pollution

Associated Press, December 2, 2018

Californians who live in fire-prone areas have a new problem to worry about. According to new data from the California Department of Insurance, it’s getting harder for them to keep their home insurance.