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Cox And Biden Meet To Discuss Climate Change, Wildfires

More details are being shared about conversations between President Biden, Utah governor Spencer Cox and other western governors to discuss climate change, drought and resources on how to better fight wildfires.Biden’s virtual meeting with the governors included a commitment of more resources to fight wildfires, as well as a pay hike for firefighters. Biden says it’s evident wildfires are “becoming a regular cycle” and he believes “the threat of wildfires this year is as severe as it's ever been.”


Cox says Biden and him agreed they could be doing more to manage lands that are at extreme risk  where Bark Beetle infestations and invasive pinyon and juniper trees are threatening public lands.


Biden says, “wildfires are not a partisan phenomenon,” and Cox agreed.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!