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SACRAMENTO, CA April 21, 2021 – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) today released the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive action to increase California’s drought resiliency and declare a drought emergency in Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

“Today’s action by Governor Newsom highlights the dire impacts of the climate crisis on our community,” said Assemblymember Levine. “Ongoing drought conditions along the North Coast will have a direct impact on water supplies throughout the North Bay. We must take action now to increase water conservation and make all necessary resources available to address this drought emergency.”

“The climate crisis shows that the threat of future floods, droughts, wildfires, sea level rise and other climate caused disasters across the state are here to stay,” added Levine. “Making California resilient to climate change will require us to think differently about how we respond to climate caused emergencies. My wildfire prevention and protection legislative package takes important steps to help communities adapt to an ever-changing climate. Adapting to the demands of a changing climate will not be easy, but they are essential to ensure that Californians have a safe place to call home and that farmers can grow the food needed to feed the world.”

For more info on Levine’s wildfire prevention and protection legislative package, please visit: https://a10.asmdc.org/press-releases/20210322-levine-wildfire-prevention-protection-package-will-help-high-risk

Assemblymember Marc Levine represents California’s 10th Assembly District, which includes Marin and Sonoma counties.

Connect with Assemblymember Levine on social media: @AsmMarcLevine.