Padilla Champions Newsom’s Climate Investments in CA Budget Proposal
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) released the following statement in support of Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2022-23 state budget proposal that includes historic investments to combat the climate crisis:
“Governor Newsom continues to demonstrate California’s leadership in combatting the climate crisis with this bold budget proposal.
“With critical investments in fighting wildfires, tackling drought, reducing carbon pollution, supporting nature-based solutions, and empowering resilient communities, this budget blueprint focuses on protecting Californians from the extreme effects of climate change and building a more sustainable future for all. The Governor’s budget highlights California’s commitment to the clean energy transition while simultaneously advancing jobs and economic opportunity, protecting public health, and providing long overdue justice for impacted communities.
“The climate crisis represents the greatest existential threat of our time, and I look forward to continuing our work together to implement this shared vision.”