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EPA and FEMA Admins Join Newsom at Big Basin Redwoods Site

A day after the one-year anniversary of the CZU Lightning Complex fire, Gov. Gavin Newsom, U.S. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan and FEMA Region 9 Administrator Robert J. Fenton Jr. discussed the state and federal wildfire recovery efforts at Big Basin Redwoods State Park and in communities across the state. The group also shared a commitment to taking bold action on the climate crisis that is fueling catastrophic wildfires in the Western U.S.

“We have a deep responsibility to support our communities recovering from wildfires and that commitment doesn’t end when the world’s attention has moved on. The state will continue to work with federal partners to ensure our resilient communities have the help they need to get back on their feet and rebuild,” said Newsom. “Here at Big Basin, it’s clear that the existential climate crisis we face is not only a threat to our future, but to our storied history and the natural wonders that shape California as we know it.”

The state is allocating approximately $9 billion in three years that will assist communities in preparing for climate impacts – including wildfires, extreme heat and drought. The California Comeback Plan includes a $3.9 billion package for zero-emission vehicle goals.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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