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Classics to the one: smokes of the west coast at the east coast of the United States

20:35  22 july  2021
20:35  22 july  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Des arbres brûlés dans la section Bravo Bravo du Bootleg Fire le 21 juillet 2021 dans la Fremont National Forest de l'Oregon. © Getty Images via AFP - Mathieu Lewis-Rolland Trees burned in the Bravo Bravo section of Bootleg Fire on July 21, 2021 in the Fremont National Forest of Oregon.

Nearly 80 immense fires are currently ravaging hundreds of thousands of hectares in several states in the western United States. The biggest, the Bootleg Fire, is located in Oregon. In two weeks, written The Oregonian , this fire burned 162,000 hectares. However, in recent hours, "the cooler temperatures, the higher humidity and the calm winds have allowed the firefighters" to progress in the fight against these fires.

Several evacuation orders were also launched in California where the Dixie Fire "took a turn to destruction", writes the Los Angeles Times , which evokes the exhaustion of firefighters facing several fronts. Two buildings were destroyed in California and 800 others are threatened, according to firefighters. "Smoke plumes (...) have taken such a magnitude that they created a mist to the east coast," adds the daily. A statue of freedom in this smog appears in one of Axios . The US media explains that this smoke "visible from space" leads to harmful air pollution and air quality alerts at the top of Midwest and in several cities on the east coast, including New York, Philadelphia and Washington .

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power lines according to a preliminary report, the Dixie Fire might have been caused by the fall of a tree on the electric lines of an electricity supplier, explains the Los Angeles Times . The daily reminds that Pacific Gas and Electric had already been questioned in the Paradise Fire, the most deadly of California's recent history. On Wednesday, the company announced that it "planned to bury 10,000 miles [16,000 km] of electric lines", or about "10% of these lines currently on the surface", reports the New York Times . A project that "could cost tens of billions of dollars". "The announcement has sparked questions from the long-standing critics of the electricity company on the part of this envelope that would be borne by taxpayers rather than by shareholders," says the newspaper.

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A battle of lobbyists in Washington in the Haitian crisis

Finally, the New York Times also supports this Thursday that the struggle for power in Port-au-Prince extends to Washington. The newspaper tells that "politicians, business leaders and Haitian interest groups are turning to lobbyists [in Washington] to carry out an expensive and more and more intense battle, to gain influence. United States ". The New York Times says it had access to texts, SMS, which demonstrate how Mercury Public Affairs worked to "position successors" potential to Jovenel Moses and was approached to accuse their rivals to be related to the assassination of the president.

Always according to the New York Times , the Haitian government paid at least $ 285,000 to this company in the second half of last year. "In addition to Mercury, (...) the Haitian government pays a total of $ 67,000 a month to three other lobbyists or their firms," ​​adds the newspaper. Port-au-Prince would even increase its expenses in the months preceding the assassination. For the daily, it is the "last example of the scale and scope of the influence industry in Washington and its weight in American foreign policy."

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