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CalEPA’s Jared Blumenfeld on Grounding COVID Recovery in Climate Action

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As the state of California grapples with record-breaking heat, wildfire, pandemic, and a $54 billion budget deficit, The Planning Report spoke with California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Jared Blumenfeld to discuss how his agency’s priorities have been impacted by the overlapping crises and continued federal opposition to climate action. Secretary Blumenfeld reiterates Governor Newsom’s commitment to ensuring safe and affordable rural drinking water supplies and opportunities to propel the state’s post-COVID economic recovery with clean jobs.