For too long, environmental justice communities have borne the brunt of pollution in California. A climate strategy that ignores or exacerbates these inequities is one that is rooted in climate injustice.
In the wee hours on Thursday morning, the California Legislature concluded its 2021–2022 legislative session, including finalizing a months-long process of adopting the final details of the state budget and a weeks-long process of passing expansive climate policies.
With an unprecedented surplus revenue we call for bold and transformative investments. Much work remains to be done to ensure effective and equitable investments to advance environmental and racial justice in California. We look forward to working with community residents, advocates, legislators, and the administration to adopt a state budget that supports a resilient, healthy, and equitable Inland California.
Healthy air and climate justice in California are inextricably linked to the Board’s leadership. We look forward to working with these incoming and returning members of the Board to realize true equity and environmental justice.