Can Drones Solve America’s Wildfire Crisis?
As a dangerous wildfire season gets underway across America, Congress is frantically searching for ways to stamp out the flames.
House Republicans have crafted legislation set to see a vote Thursday that they say will fix budget shortfalls plaguing the U.S. Forest Service and ensure that America's forests are properly managed to stave off the worst wildfires.
But that's not the only option on the table. A coalition of House Democrats and Republicans are pushing legislation that could make it easier for federal, state, and local agencies to use drones to combat out-of-control wildfires.