Speaker Karen Bass on a Greener Governor

We caught up with then-California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass at CLCV's Environmental Leadership Awards in December and asked her what qualities the next governor of California should have in order to be considered a green governor.

In her view, the governor must first understand that Californians care about the environment. Therefore, the governor must consistently protect the environment through funding, policy, and appointments, and must include the environmental community in the process.

She also stated that environmental laws must be strengthened, not weakened, especially during a crisis; further, the state must continue to move forward and maintain our leadership role.

Thanks to Speaker Bass for her work to protect the environment.

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