Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Hosts Climate and Wildfire Forum
On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Meeting Room South, the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change convened a Climate and Wildfires Forum with Firefighters, State Foresters, and the U.S. Forest Service.
The Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, founded in January 2013, focuses on drawing congressional and public attention to climate change and developing effective policy responses to this urgent challenge. The current co-chairs are Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rep. Bobby L. Rush, Sen. Ben Cardin, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, and Sen. Ed Markey.
- Dave Cleaves, Advisor to the Chief on Climate, U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
- Erik Litzenberg, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and Chief, Santa Fe, New Mexico Fire Department
- Rick Swan, International Association of Firefighters, and Director of Supervisory Personnel and Health and Safety, California Department of Forestry Firefighters
- Dr. William Sommers, International Association of Wildland Fire, and Research Professor at the EastFIRE Laboratory, George Mason University
- Joe Duda, National Association of State Foresters, and Deputy State Forester, Colorado State Forest Service
Event: Climate and Wildfires Forum with Firefighters, State Foresters, and the U.S. Forest Service
When: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Where: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Meeting Room South