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Governor Expands Drought Emergency Declaration in California

HeadlineMay 11, 2021

California Governor Gavin Newsom has expanded a drought emergency to 39 more counties, after the spring snowpack in the Sierra Nevadas measured well below historical averages. Several other western states are also reporting droughts. This follows a record-shattering 2020 fire season along the West Coast, fueled by the climate crisis.

In Louisiana, dozens of climate activists with the Sunrise Movement have begun a 400-mile march from New Orleans to Houston, Texas, demanding lawmakers pass a Civilian Climate Corps and provide millions of climate-friendly jobs as part of President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.

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