"White House Moves To Assist Western U.S. Communities Hit By Drought"

"The White House on Wednesday announced an effort to provide immediate support to farmers, tribes and communities suffering from worsening drought conditions in the Western United States.

After a meeting of the National Climate Task Force, President Joe Biden’s administration said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland would lead an interagency effort to coordinate the federal response to the water shortages.

The administration has sought to ramp up the federal response to climate change that produces more extreme weather, including droughts. The Interior Department said in a separate statement that the group will identify both immediate financial needs and develop longer-term measures to help communities and the environment."

Nichola Groom reports for Reuters April 21, 2021.


"Newsom Launches Effort To Deal With Drought; Emergencies Declared In Two Counties" (Los Angeles Times)

Source: Reuters, 04/22/2021