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Adam Schiff demands repeal ban on forest service night flights

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The 241-square-mile Station Fire blackens forests and races up rugged canyons along its eastern front deep in the Angeles National Forest on September 4, 2009 northeast of Pasadena, California. David McNew/Getty Images

Adam Schiff, Democratic congressman from the Pasadena – San Gabriel Valley area recommended repealing the U.S. Forest Service ban on night water drops during wildfires before a Senate committee today. Critics charge the night flight prohibition encouraged the deadly spread of last summer’s Station Fire which took the lives of two firefighters. Congressman Schiff called for a congressional investigation into the Forest Service night flight ban in December and believes that night aircraft firefighting prohibition needs to be re-examined, as new technology has enhanced the safety of such flights. Adam Schiff joins Larry to discuss repealing the ban.

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Adam Schiff, Democratic congressman representing the 29th District

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