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Pressure mounts on California’s Gavin Newsom to fund climate legislation

Governor of California Gavin Newsom speaking at press conference
California governor Gavin Newsom’s January budget postponed funding for several climate initiatives, including support for hybrid and electric cars, and neither SB 253 and SB 261 has been allocated funding (Photo: Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images)

California governor and Democrat Gavin Newsom approved two landmark climate bills last year, but neither have been allocated funding in the state budget — yet

Companies and climate campaigners are urging Gavin Newsom to confirm state funding for two key pieces of climate legislation, as the California governor battles to balance the state’s ambitious climate programme with its gaping budget deficit.

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