"Obama, Governors Huddle on Wildfires"

"President Obama met Monday with governors from Western states to discuss wildfire preparedness, a day after the White House revealed his upcoming budget would change how the government funds wildfire suppression."

"The president and the bipartisan group of eight governors discussed the severe drought affecting Western states, with Obama pledging to provide support to states affected by wildfires, the White House said in a statement.

Obama also outlined his plan that would change how wildlife suppression is funded by the federal government. Under the president's plan, severe fire activity, wildfires near urban areas, and abnormal active fire seasons would be funded outside discretionary budget cups, similar to other natural disasters."

Justin Sink reports for The Hill's E2 Wire blog February 24, 2014.


"Obama to Propose Shift in Wildfire Funding" (New York Times)

Source: Hill/E2 Wire, 02/25/2014