Facing a projected deficit of $22.5 billion in the state’s 2023-2024 budget, Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced $6 billion in proposed cuts to climate and clean energy programs over the next several years.
As the state recovers from rainfall and flooding supercharged by climate change, this is no time to be walking back investments in a climate-safe future. Join us in urging Governor Newsom and leaders in the state legislature to not only hold the line on climate investments, but accelerate climate action even further!
The governor’s proposed budget cuts include:
- $1.1 billion cut from zero-emission vehicle programs;
- $779 million cut from nature-based solutions initiatives;
- $900 million cut from clean energy investments, with another $370 million being delayed until future years; and
- $735 million cut from extreme heat and community resilience programs
We’re in the middle of a climate crisis. Our planet and our communities can’t afford these cuts. Governor Newsom and his administration have a choice — hold the line on critical climate investments today or pay the price in lives and dollars for years to come. This budget will be revised again in May before a final vote by the state legislature, meaning we still have a chance to restore full funding to programs that will reduce pollution, clean our air, bring more clean energy online, and more.
Take action today using the form on this page. Tell Governor Newsom, Assembly Speaker Rendon, and Senate President pro Tempore Atkins to restore full funding for these urgent climate programs in the final budget!
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