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California OKs Billions in Environment Aid as Lawmakers Wrap Up

Sept. 13, 2021, 8:59 PM

California lawmakers funded major efforts to fight climate change and protect the environment, including billions of dollars for wildfire prevention, sustainable farming, and water restoration.

Lawmakers forged a budget deal in the final days of the session—which ended Sept. 10—to provide $3.5 billion over three years to help restore wetlands, rejuvenate forests, establish community cooling centers, and fund sea level rise protection projects, according to Sen. Nancy Skinner (D), chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee.

“Today’s budget actions will allow California to maintain its role as a global leader in the battle against climate change,” Skinner said ...

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