July 3, 2012 - Los Angeles Times / California Politics

Obama cabinet official criticizes Brown's wildfire plan*

Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to limit legal damages from wildfires appears to be headed for final approvalĀ  this week after some tweaks to the legislation.* But one more high-ranking federal official has joined a chorus of critics urging Brown to drop the plan. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar wrote in a letter Tuesday that government agencies will have a more difficult time recovering from wildfires if the bill passes