CALIFORNIA/CLIMATE CHANGE/NATURAL DISASTERS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration has rejected California’s request for disaster relief aid for six major wildfires that scorched more than 1.8 million acres in land, destroyed thousands of structures and caused at least three deaths last month.

The rejection of aid late Thursday [Oct. 15, 2020], a rare move in cases of disasters on the scale of California’s fires, escalated a long-running feud between the Trump administration and California on the issues of climate change and forest management.”

-Thomas Fuller and Derrick Bryson Taylor, “In Rare Move, Trump Administration Rejects California’s Request for Wildfire Relief,” nytimes.com, Oct. 16, 2020