Updated: August 02, 2021 10:54 AM
Created: August 02, 2021 10:53 AM
As wildfires continue to burn, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to deploy Air Resource Advisors to affected areas in Minnesota.
Klobuchar wrote a letter hightlighting why she believes this is necessary.
"These unprecedented air quality conditions are an infrequent occurrence in Minnesota and many residents understandably have questions about the safety of outdoor activity, including for those with pre-existing conditions like asthma or heart conditions," Klobuchar wrote.
"Additionally, first responders, wildfire response teams, and other air quality officials are in need of real-time information about risks posed by fire smoke while they continue their critical work during this natural disaster," she added.
A copy of the entire letter can be found here.
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