California will create a wildfire forecasting unit and mobile service providers will be barred from slowing data service to emergency responders during emergencies in the Golden State under bills signed Oct. 2 by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).
Newsom signed nearly two dozen bills aimed at fighting and responding to wildfires, which have become an increasing and ever-present deadly reality in the Golden State.
The bills are on top of $1 billion included in the state’s most-recent budget to invest in wildfire response, mitigation, and safety.
“Given the realities of climate change and extreme weather events, the work is not done...