“As each year passes, more acres are burned, more homes and businesses are destroyed, and most tragically of all, more lives are lost,” said Valladares. “This proposal will reduce the severity of wildfires, mitigate the destruction and loss of life, and return our lands and forests to normal healthy conditions.”
Assemblywoman Valladares introduced AB 267 in 2021 to extend the implementation of a crucial California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption for fuel reduction projects on federal lands that have been reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This policy proposal, which ensures that California makes meaningful progress on its wildfire prevention goals, has now been incorporated into a public resources budget trailer bill.
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