“It’s not ‘climate change equals fires.’ ” Trump officials call for forest thinning to reduce wildfire risk

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue talk about the Carr Fire and how they believe forest management is necessary to cut wildfire risk.
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue talk about the Carr Fire and how they believe forest management is necessary to cut wildfire risk.

Emily Cadei works out of the McClatchy Washington bureau, where she covers national politics and policy for McClatchy’s California readers. A native of Sacramento, she has spent more than a decade in D.C. reporting on U.S. elections, Congress and foreign affairs for publications including Newsweek, Congressional Quarterly and Roll Call.