(November 7, 2018) California, the world’s fifth-largest economy, has elected Gavin Newsom as its 40th governor. Newsom has pledged to build on California’s efforts to combat climate change, put California on a path to 100 percent renewable energy, preserve clean air and clean water, and improve the reliability of the state’s water supply.
“California has been a global leader on environmental protections for decades. California’s next governor will take the helm of the largest and most economically vibrant state in the country at a time when reducing climate pollution and increasing the state’s resilience to the climate impacts we cannot avoid are more important than ever. There is nobody better for California than Governor-elect Newsom to usher in the next era of innovation and leadership that will guide our state, country and planet toward urgent solutions that protect the climate, ecosystems and public health.”
- David Festa, Senior Vice President of Environmental Defense Fund
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