California is home to some of the world’s most beautiful landmarks. I, like everyone else, want clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and a state that protects her most beautiful resources, from the coasts to the Sierras. Preserving the environment is a shared responsibility. Unfortunately, extreme climate policies have promoted a big government agenda that has done nothing but increase taxes and push businesses out of the state.
Poor air quality, raging wildfires, and periodic drought are all a direct result of government mismanagement. When people feel little to no ownership over the environment, it is difficult to have a common goal to conserve our precious resources for the next generation. We can and must do better.
- I support a market-based approach that promotes individual buy-in and entrepreneurial participation in order to achieve our environmental goals. This approach will protect our environment in a responsible way that does not simultaneously devastate our economy.
- Additionally, our state must continue to work with all energy stakeholders to maintain a diverse energy portfolio that meets our vast demand.
- Lastly, wildfires produce the state’s highest greenhouse gas emissions. My administration will work tirelessly to mitigate these disasters by allowing expedited mitigation efforts in the California Environmental Quality Act to properly thin out overgrown forests.