Monday Top of the Scroll: Newsom offers billions to fight climate change, California drought
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to throw $11.8 billion of California’s money at climate change and the hazards it poses to the state. The governor’s gargantuan revised budget proposal, released Friday, includes expenditures to fight and prevent wildfires, combat sea-level rise, put more Californians behind the wheel of an electric vehicle and speed up the transition to a carbon-free electricity grid. Nearly half of his climate change package — $5.1 billion — would go toward easing the effects of California’s newly-declared drought and remedying long-term water supply problems, such as crumbling canals.
- Mercury News: Big Basin Redwoods: State commits $186 million to wildfire rebuilding at famed park
- Politico: Newsom proposes record climate spending, casts doubt on 2022 bonds
- CA Department of Fish and Wildlife: Governor’s California Comeback Plan Includes Significant Increases for Fish and Wildlife
- Senator Melissa Hurtado news release: Hurtado Warns That The May Revise Does Not Adequately Address Looming Water And Food Shortages