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California Politicians Push Declaration of Climate Emergency (1)

March 4, 2019, 6:07 PMUpdated: March 5, 2019, 1:24 AM

State Sens. Henry Stern (D) and Nancy Skinner (D), and several California assembly members are pushing for a statewide declaration of a climate emergency in what’s considered the fifth largest economy in the world.

Stern—who represents Ventura and Los Angeles counties—plans to file a nonbinding resolution this week that calls for the state to adopt its own Green New Deal and to mobilize over the next 12 years to fight climate change.

That would include investing $100 billion in green innovation efforts, infrastructure projects, and workforce development to speed up California’s efforts to have 100 percent clean ...

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