SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) U.S. Senate candidate for Utah, Mitt Romney, shared his thoughts on the government’s role in preventing and fighting wildfires.
Several large fires are currently burning across the state. Last year as fires raged across the West, Romney tweeted:
“Uncontrolled fires, loss of lives & property = failure of prime govt responsibility, underinvestment in helos, planes, personnel, systems.”
So far in 2018, wildfires across the United States have killed 10 people, destroyed hundreds of homes and “infringed upon freedom of movement of hundreds of thousands.”
Romney said the “government’s failure is unarguable.”
Romney offered some preliminary recommendations including greater investment in prevention programs, building a high-tech early detection system and more regional response hubs.
Read his complete essay here.