California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Historic $15 Billion Package For Climate Change

California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces $15 Billion Climate Change Package

California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a package of $15 billion to tackle the various effects of climate change in the state. This package is the first of its kind and aims to solve many climate-related problems in California. Newsom is looking to carry the momentum of his recall election win with this announcement. Moreover, he said, “California is doubling down on our nation-leading policies to confront the climate crisis head-on while protecting the hardest-hit communities.”

California Governor Gavin Newsom
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Gavin Newsom Aims To Tackle Wildfire And Water Problem In California

California is currently facing a lot of climate change issues. The state is currently facing one of the worst wildfires to date. Moreover, many areas are going through the phase of drought. Newsom aims to deal with these issues with his plan. Moreover, he said, “We’re deploying a comprehensive approach to meet the sobering challenges of the extreme weather patterns that imperil our way of life and the Golden State as we know it, including the largest investment in state history to bolster wildfire resilience, funding to tackle the drought emergency while building long-term water resilience, and strategic investments across the spectrum to protect communities from extreme heat, sea-level rise and other climate risks that endanger the most vulnerable among us.”

Wildfire in California
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Water Problem Becomes Primary Focus For Gavin Newsom

Newsom has allotted the maximum amount to the water problem in California. $5.2 Billion has been allotted to deal with the issue of water supply and drought. Other interests include the achievement of zero carbon emissions, supporting agriculture, etc.