Sen. Bennet Proposes Using Drones to Fight Wildfires
DENVER - Senators from two states affected by wildfires this season are taking action and proposing the use of drones to help fight future blazes. The Federal Aviation Administration has been working to establish six test sites where small, low-flying drones could have access to national airspace. This week, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado was one of the lawmakers joining Arizona lawmakers to introduce a new amendment. It hopes to create two more sites for drones that would focus on wildfire monitoring, mitigation and containment. This proposal comes while some states and cities have introduced proposals to curb the use of drones, partly over privacy concerns.