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Inslee: Fires will worsen without emission control

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OLYMPIA — With wildfire season approaching, Gov. Jay Inslee used an annual exercise to push for more controls on carbon emissions, saying forest fires will get worse in Washington if the nation doesn’t cut greenhouse gases.

The state is facing what Inslee called “the three horses of the fire Apocalypse” — drought, heat and a beetle infestation that’s killing trees — and doubled its wildfire-fighting budget this year. The number of wildfires in Washington could quadruple by 2030 if steps aren’t taken to reduce carbon pollution and slow climate change, he said.

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