Biden seeks heat hazard alert, provides $1 billion to plant trees

Jul 27, 2023

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday he had asked Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su to issue a heat hazard alert, clarifying that workers have heat-related protections as temperatures soar nationwide.

Biden, speaking at the White House, also said that the U.S. Forest Service will award $1 billion grants to help towns and cities plant trees to repel heat.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal)


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