Climate change has become a polarizing topic under the current administration. One specific issue is the increase and severity of wildfires in California. Wildfires are a major contributor to carbon emissions and air quality. The wildfire issue is a direct result of failed policies, under funding, and a lack of leadership. Continued budget cuts year over year have left California exposed to more, larger, and dangerous wildfires. This is unacceptable.
As Governor, I will work to provide funding for preventative measures, standby resources, and properly equipped teams to act quickly and effectively protect lives and property. I will work with industry professionals to address specific personnel and operational needs. Together we will be better prepared to respond to wildfire emergencies than ever before. I will work to ensure that those who are responsible for such wildfires are made responsible for the costs as well.
- Category: Climate
- Publish date: March 11, 2022, 4:40 a.m.