Newsom orders 30% of Calif. land to be retired

The order, issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom, is part of a wave of executive action aimed at climate change.

Nearly a third of California’s land and coastal waters will be protected under an executive order signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, his latest effort to fight climate change that he has blamed for recent record-breaking wildfires.

He directed state agencies to pursue actions that will remove climate-warming carbon from the atmosphere.


Newsom, who made the announcement in a walnut orchard 25 miles outside of Sacramento, said innovative farming practices, restoring wetlands, better managing forests, planting more trees and increasing the number of parks are all potential tools.

Here’s more from the Associated Press.

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