• Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

Gov. Newsom signs executive order protecting CA land and coastal waters – KCRA Sacramento

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday he was signing an executive order meant to protect California’s land and coastal waters. The order is to conserve 30% of the state’s land and coastal waters by 2030, the governor said.“I am here today to advance an effort to codify efforts that are already underway here in the state of California, but advance them more formally by establishing a framework to preserve and protect over 30% of the state’s lands to be conserved here in the state of California and extend that to our coastal waters as well,” Newsom said. According to Newsom, California will be the first state to implement such a plan for both land and coastal conservation and will join several other nations doing the same. “We will join other parts of the globe, some 38 nations and some national governments that have done the same. This is an international movement. California, as the fifth-largest economy in the world, needs to flex its muscles,” he said.In late September, Newsom signed an executive order that would ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by the year 2035. He urged Californians to “pull away from the gas pumps” and encouraged other states to join California for the good of the environment and public health.This is a developing story. Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday he was signing an executive order meant to protect California’s land and coastal waters.

The order is to conserve 30% of the state’s land and coastal waters by 2030, the governor said.

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“I am here today to advance an effort to codify efforts that are already underway here in the state of California, but advance them more formally by establishing a framework to preserve and protect over 30% of the state’s lands to be conserved here in the state of California and extend that to our coastal waters as well,” Newsom said.

According to Newsom, California will be the first state to implement such a plan for both land and coastal conservation and will join several other nations doing the same.

“We will join other parts of the globe, some 38 nations and some national governments that have done the same. This is an international movement. California, as the fifth-largest economy in the world, needs to flex its muscles,” he said.

In late September, Newsom signed an executive order that would ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by the year 2035.

He urged Californians to “pull away from the gas pumps” and encouraged other states to join California for the good of the environment and public health.

This is a developing story.

Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest.