California Is At The Vanguard Of Climate Change Policy. But Does The State Need A ‘Green New Deal’ Of Its Own?
The ultimate goal of the Green New Deal proposal is for the United States to be a carbon-neutral economy by the year 2030. However, some believe that California may need a proposal of its own. West Coast Land Use and Environment attorney Jennifer Hernandez is quoted in this Capital Public Radio article that also discusses criticisms of the Green New Deal and how climate change intersects economic inequality and racial injustice.
Ms. Hernandez states that "[California Air Resources Board]'s approach to disadvantaged communities is in part laudable because they have at least recognized that disparate effects occur in disadvantaged communities, but their approach to housing in particular has been to just load up more and more costs and obstacles."