Tag: wildfire

Senator Merkley on the Devastating Impact of Wildfires in Oregon

Senator Merkley spoke about the impact of wildfires on communities in Oregon and the growing threat of climate chaos during a Senate Environment and Public Works hearing titled “The Science of Extreme Event Attribution: How Climate Change is Fueling Severe Weather Events” on November 1, 2023. Watch the full hearing:

Wyden, Merkley: Nearly $2.2 Million to Rural Oregon Fire Departments for Recruitment

Drain, Roseburg, Siletz & Stayton to benefit Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that four rural Oregon fire departments will receive a combined nearly $2.2 million from FEMA for firefighter recruitment and retention. “Firefighters have been working hard this past summer and year-round to