Wildfires are raging across Northern California. Here’s what lawmakers say should be done
The Dixie fire blazes off of Highway 70 on July 21, 2021, in Plumas County, California. - Xavier Mascarenas/The Sacramento Bee/TNS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As the Dixie, Tamarack and Fly fires rage across Northern California, local and national lawmakers are calling for more resources, more transparency and preventative policy changes. On Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Alpine, Butte, Lassen and Plumas counties. The declaration gives the counties greater access to state resources to combat the fires. But some lawmakers are calling for policy changes that go beyond resource allocation. Rep. Tom McClintock, who represents California’s 4th District, called this week for more transparency from the U.S. ...