The Trump administration rejected California‘s disaster declaration request for six destructive wildfires. The fire had burnt hundreds of thousands of acres across the state. It has become the single largest wildfire ever occurred in state history.
The denial comes after California Gov. Gavin Newsom requested financial aid from the federal government in a September 28 letter to the Trump administration. The letter had outlining regarding the financial impact of the wildfires.
Writing that infrastructure damage estimates exceeded $229 million. Newsom asserted that “federal assistance is critical to support physical and economic recovery of California and its communities.”
‘The longer it takes for California and its communities to recover, the more severe its impacts will be. Furthermore, it will be devastating, and irreversible the economic impacts on California – the letter said.
The Trump administration’s decision falls in line with the President’s combative history with the reliably Democratic state.
During a visit last month, Trump refused to acknowledge the effects the climate crisis is having on California Wildfire. On the on the hand instead continued to highlight the need for better forest management to clear dead trees that can serve as fuel for the fires.
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