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Wildfire Emergency

Firefighters working on a fire that is burning dried grass approaching trees.

Courtesy USDA Forest Service

4.29.2022 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has called for a state of emergency over wildfires burning around New Mexico. The Governor and state forest officials are asking for more resources from the federal government, including more personnel to help handle the early start to fire season. The Line Opinion Panel discusses our current predicament, and explores other ways to deal with this crisis.

Host: Gene Grant

Line Opinion Panelists:

Dede Feldman, former NM state senator

Edmund Perea, attorney and public safety consultant

Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For More Information:

The Longest Season: An Our Land Wildfire Special – NM PBS (Video)

Governor Asks for More Federal Resources – Albuquerque Journal

NM Fires Still Burning, But Legacy of Anguish Begins – Santa Fe New Mexican

Emergency Declaration for Multiple Wildfires in New Mexico – Associated Press

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