Op-Ed: It Is Time to Appoint Real Climate Leaders Who Understand Equity and Justice in California
By Amy Yockus Hartman and Nailah Pope Harden | December 2, 2020 | Streetsblog
The impacts of climate change are already visible. With emissions from the transportation sector still growing despite years of policymaking, real action is needed now. We’re proud that California continues to lead the country on these matters. Governor Newsom’s recent Executive Orders that protect and conserve thirty percent of the state’s lands and water, ban the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, and call for transportation funding to align with the state’s climate goals are putting us on the right track to curb the worst impacts of climate change.
However, we need bold leadership at every level and in every agency to ensure these visionary Executive Orders become reality.