Democrat leaders like Gavin Newsom of California and Jay Inslee of Washington have been making clear their plans to increase funding for climate change projects, including expanding access to electric vehicles and creating more white energy reserves such as solar. Newsom saw climate change as one of the five “threats” faced by the densely populated country when it set out its desired budget last week.
In Republican-led governments, governors want to protect people from natural disasters and droughts, though many of them will not be able to do so in the face of such global warming.
Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona last week donated $ 1 billion to use water in the event of a drought in the Western US, with water being crushed in cities and on farms. The Idaho government, Brad Little, who has acknowledged that climate change causes wildfires, has provided $ 150 million over five years of firefighting services, as well as additional funding for new firefighters. In South Carolina, Governor Henry McMaster has asked lawmakers to spend $ 300 million on federal funds, among other things, to protect the state coast from flood, erosion and hurricane damage.
“I can’t think of a better way to spend taxpayers’ money than to protect this property for future generations of South Carolinians,” he said, handing over the budget he wants, which includes $ 17 million for the hurricane and other hurricanes. natural disasters.
The views of the governor are the first step in the budget process, and they need to work with government policymakers on a final basis. Many governors have submitted their plans in the coming weeks, some have already written their requirements. New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, has used his official statement to demand $ 500 million for offshore operations.
This year’s discussions on how to manage taxpayers’ money are not coming as many countries are seeing a growing budget, and the effects of climate change are hard to ignore. As the drought continued in most parts of the West, a wild December fire swept through the Colorado region near Boulder. Extreme weather during the monsoon season destroyed Kentucky, and several hurricanes hit the Gulf Coast. Toward the end of the summer, temperatures rose sharply to the Pacific Northwest.
“The climate problem is not a mere figment of the imagination. It’s something that I and every governor of the United States, almost every week, have to deal with, “Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, said last week.
Meanwhile, democratically elected President Joe Biden of $ 2 trillion on development and the environment has been suspended from Congress, leaving hope for more government funding to address climate change. The Democrats, led by Democrats, played a key role in promoting climate change during the tenure of former Republican President Donald Trump.
Many countries have more money because of the exorbitant taxes that they expect due to greater consumer spending and higher prices, which together have boosted sales taxes. On top of that, countries are taking billions of dollars in aid of the state pandemic and are preparing for a major increase in state spending when Congress approves $ 1 trillion in public works in November. In addition to climate change, countries are looking to reduce their spending, reduce taxes, boost tuition fees and increase affordable housing.
California is the largest consumer of the season, with Newsom seeking $ 22 billion for various projects over the next five years. Many of these can go to transportation activities such as installing school buses and widening parking lots in disadvantaged areas. It also provided $ 2 billion to improve energy efficiency and conservation.
California companies that work to adapt to climate change and develop green technologies may be eligible for tax purposes. Through programs to build more homes in rural corridors and make people more prosperous, Newsom strives to adapt to climate change whenever it wants.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and law enforcement officials promised additional funding for wildfires, such as the addition of firefighting equipment and training to firefighters, after last month’s Boulder County fire. The democratically elected governor has asked for about $ 75 million to do so, and the Democratic-led parliament has indicated he wants more.
Police also want to spend $ 425 million on electric buses and trucks, air and ground control for oil and gas production, and much more.
“From floods to extreme fires to warnings of impending doom, the health of our country is on the verge of collapse. “We must do everything we can to ensure that this is not a new phenomenon,” said Colorado Senate General Steve Fenberg.
New Mexico government Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, has called on the federal government to provide funding for a “climate change office,” with 15 employees and an initial budget of $ 2.5 million.
It will establish standards for the destruction of vehicles and push for state resources until more air is removed from the atmosphere as it is being released. Her supervisors have given a little more of what she wants.
Although they prioritize climate tests, many governors are reconciling plans with the need to support their country’s economy as they shift away from dependence on oil. In New Mexico, oil and gas production has skyrocketed under Lujan Grisham. At least one-fourth of all government revenue could be channeled through revenues from the oil and gas industry – public education, health care, and other services.
In some countries, it is the lawmakers who run the climate system. Democrats leading the Maryland parliament are pushing for a climate change plan that could reduce methane emissions, improve the power grid and invest in green technology.
This package, according to the negotiations, could support the government’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The current plan is to reduce emissions by 40% by 2006 levels by 2030. The new Democrats’ goal is to raise emissions to 60%.
He also wants to set a goal of achieving a political neutrality by 2045, meaning that more air is being released into the atmosphere as it is being released. Seasonal program funding could come from more than $ 4.6 billion in government funding and government grants.
Maryland Democrats have enough members to eliminate any veto of the Republican Government Larry Hogan, although he has already supported efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
State Senator Paul Pinsky, a Democrat, said improving climate change has political benefits, especially in the Chesapeake Bay region, the country’s largest river. Legislators in the state of Maryland are preparing for elections this year, as are governors almost two-thirds of the US.
“I think lawmakers want to take action, and people need to respond,” Pinsky said. “Do they support the environment and take such bold action or not?”
Associated Press Secretary Jim Anderson in Denver; Jonathan J. Cooper in Phoenix; Rachel La Corte in Olympia, Washington; Michelle Liu in Columbia, South Carolina; Keith Ridler in Boise, Idaho; and Brian Witte in Annapolis, Maryland, contributed to this.