COVID-19

CalEPA’s Jared Blumenfeld on Grounding COVID Recovery in Climate Action

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As the state of California grapples with record-breaking heat, wildfire, pandemic, and a $54 billion budget deficit,  TPR spoke with California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Jared Blumenfeld to discuss how his agency’s priorities have been impacted by the overlapping crises and continued federal antagonism to climate action.

California Legislature Unveils $100 Billion Stimulus & Economic Recovery Plan

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Bob Hertzberg

Working groups from both houses of the California Legislature last week unveiled a $100 billion joint stimulus plan that proposes to put the state on a path toward an equitable and resilient economic recovery by raising revenues without raising taxes, which proponents assert will protect Californians and spur job creation during and even after the COVID-19 crisis.

US Congressional Coalition Urges Support for Small Farms & Local Food Producers 

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer

For the US agriculture industry, the coronavirus has both revealed the fragility of food systems and the impacts of prioritizing agricultural commodities over local food sourcing and supply diversification.

Jim Kelly on Centralized Utilities' Pandemic Challenges & Quest for Resilience

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Jim Kelly

As California again begins to prepare for another wildfire season and climate change’s new normal - this time possibly spent adhering to social distancing and shelter-in-place mandates, VXNews interviewed S&C Electric's Jim Kelly to better appreciate the impacts that the coronavirus pandemic is having on centralized utilities.

Port of LA's Gene Seroka Unpacks COVID-19 Impacts on Goods Movement

Gene Seroka

With COVID-19 reducing the output of Chinese manufacturers by half—sending shocks through the global supply chain and reducing the volume of goods moving worldwide—VX News reached out in late March to Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka to offer a platform for sharing Port priorities for safeguarding operations at the West Coast’s largest trading port.