“We must maintain the environmental quality of our Golden State. As Lieutenant Governor, I have used my position to advance the environmental research agenda at the University and leverage the role of the Lands Commission to protect the California coast, rivers, lakes and state land. In both roles, I am motivated by the central challenge of our time reversing global warming and climate change. To that end, I will continue to propose policies and incentives to reduce green house gasses and to address the inevitable environmental changes already underway. I will seek the implementation of policies and incentives to encourage business and individuals to implement sound environmental practices.”
Leadership: Representative Garamendi has been an active, strong ocean champion through his work: introducing an Ocean Protection Act, joining the Water Resources and Environment subcommittee, and serving as Chair of the State Lands Commission. Consistently using his position to bring about environmental reform, Rep. Garamendi has worked with Al Gore and the nation’s top scientists to present at the Kyoto conference on global warming. He has also worked to protect the coastal environment of California through the establishment of a Heritage Area in the San Joaquin Delta.
Representative Garamendi’s extensive leadership abilities have been exemplified repeatedly in his role as a congressman. His accomplishments include but are not limited to: leading the commission to reject the Liquefied Natural Gas terminal off the Malibu/Oxnard coast; designing pollution decrease plans for California beaches; and the creation of an Adaptive Water Management System. Congressman Garamendi has also worked hard in areas related to Lake Tahoe, Mono Lake, transportation solutions, energy conservation, toxic clean up, the California Conservation Corps, headwaters, endangered species, water wars, Ward Valley, and Guam among others.
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