"As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay"

"Wildfires are ravaging the West Coast, burning homes and prompting evacuations. Responding to wildfires has proven costly and now the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays to fight them."


"Wildfires along the West Coast in Oregon, Washington state and California have destroyed homes, scorched thousands of square miles of land and prompted several evacuations. Meanwhile, officials report that the cost of fighting wildfires has skyrocketed. The Obama administration and some in Congress say it's time to rethink how those dollars are spent. NPR's Brian Naylor reports."

Brian Naylor reports for NPR's Weekend Edition August 3, 2014.


"The U.S. Firefighting Budget Is Almost Gone, But the Forests Are Still Burning" (Grist)

"WH: Climate Change Fuels Intense Fire Seasons" (The Hill)

"Hung Out to Dry: Politics Puts Out Wildfire Funding Fix" (US News & World Report)

Source: NPR, 08/07/2014