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Gov. Newsom to Declare State of Emergency, Waive Environmental Regulations to Speed up Forest Management

Los Angeles County firefighters look on as the out of control Woolsey Fire explodes behind a house in the West Hills neighborhood on Nov. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. About 75,000 homes had been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Los Angeles County firefighters look on as the out of control Woolsey Fire explodes behind a house in the West Hills neighborhood on Nov. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. About 75,000 homes had been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

BY LOS ANGELES TIMES
2019-03-22 08:09:42

Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to declare a state of emergency in California on Friday and waive environmental regulations to expedite nearly three dozen local forest management projects to protect communities from the deadly wildfires that have decimated communities up and down the state.

A preview of the governor’s order, obtained by The Times, shows that Newsom plans to suspend environmental laws and rules that would…

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