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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions November 19, 2014
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"Carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is changing the atmosphere and the oceans. We see it everywhere. We see it in storm-damaged homes and flooded cities. We see it in drought-stricken farms and raging wildfires. We see it in fish disappearing from warming and acidifying waters. We see it in shifting habitats and migrating contagions."
American Energy Solutions For Lower Costs And More American Jobs Act September 18, 2014
Greg Walden, R-OR
"I thank the chairman of the Natural Resources Committee who has been most helpful in our endeavors in the West on the issues of private property, water rights, improving the health of our forest, and diminishing wildfires through active forest management."
Safe Climate Caucus September 17, 2014
Lois Capps, D-CA
"Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. It threatens our economy and our way of life in countless ways through catastrophic wildfires, through severe storms and rising seas; and in my home State of California, one of the worst droughts on record threatens water supplies for drinking water and irrigation of valuable crops. This year alone, the drought will cost the agricultural sector $2.2 billion dollars and over 17,000 jobs."
Wildfire Season In The West September 16, 2014
Doug LaMalfa, R-CA
"Unfortunately, while the Rim Fire received nonstop coverage, most of America is probably unaware of this year’s calamities. The unfortunate truth is that rural California and much of the West experience massive wildfires like these every year. Over the past decade, wildfires have only grown in size and severity."
Northern Nevada Land Conservation And Economic Development Act September 15, 2014
Raúl Grijalva, D-AZ
"As the West continues to dry up and the threat of wildfire increases, we recognize the importance of fire mitigation measures; nevertheless, it is the intent of Congress that any thinning activities conducted for the purpose of mitigating wildfires be carried out within the framework of the Wilderness Act in the Pine Forest Range and the Wovoka Wilderness."

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