Gov. Newsom signs aggressive climate measures during Bay Area visit

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Friday, September 16, 2022
Newsom signs climate measures during Bay Area visit
On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom was in Solano County to sign more aggressive climate measures for the state.

VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- California Governor Gavin Newsom traveled to Vallejo on Friday morning to sign six of some 40 bills recently passed by the legislature that he says will usher in a new era of world-leading climate action.

He says the bills will create four million new jobs, reduce oil use in the state by 91%, and accelerate the transition to clean energy.

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According to Newsom, the package complements a $54 billion investment in climate-action already included in this year's budget.

California will spend the money on a variety of climate programs - from public transit to wildfire programs and more.

State regulators recently finalized the governor's plan to ban new gas car sales by 2035.

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