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    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks Monday at a Western Governors Association news conference in Colorado Springs, Colo. The governors addressed wildfire prevention as a way to maintain watershed quality. Julia Moss/The Colorado Springs Gazette

Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014 7:00 pm

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — President Barack Obama on Monday encouraged a group of governors to support a plan to pay for wildfire suppression, and the proposal got a positive reception from the 10 leaders gathered for an annual summit.

Obama made the pitch by telephone to governors meeting in Colorado Springs at the Western Governors Association conference. Under the plan, the federal government would budget money for fighting wildfires instead of raiding funding allocated for mitigation efforts.

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  • Cathy McManus posted at 10:13 am on Tue, Jun 10, 2014.

    CMcManus Posts: 53

    Why isn't Susana Martinez at this meeting? We have a big wildfire season!

     

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