SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires, a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management.
Trump again suggested poor forest management is to blame for Californias deadly wildfires and said hes ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to stop giving the state money unless they get their act together.
Fire scientists say climate change, not poor forest management, is the driving contributor to Californias increasingly destructive wildfires, many of which have not been primarily in forests.
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