April 11, 2019 – -The California Senate confirmed Jared Blumenfeld as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA). Blumenfeld was confirmed with a bipartisan vote of 32-3.As Secretary, Blumenfeld oversees the state’s efforts to fight climate change, protect air and water quality, regulate pesticides and toxic substances, achieve the state’s recycling and waste reduction goals, and advance environmental justice. As a member of Governor Gavin Newsom’s cabinet, he also advises the governor on environmental policy.
In addition to being confirmed, Secretary Blumenfeld recently did an interview with Planning Report who has been the preeminent trade publication where the region’s leaders engage in substantive debate about urban planning, growth, design, and public infrastructure investment. The interview discussed Governor Newsom’s Water & Climate Priorities and how the Secretary looks to find solutions to the issues.
To read full interview, click here.