Terry Tamminen, AltaSea CEO & Former CalEPA Secretary, Praises Governor Gavin Newsom’s Environmental Commitment in State Budget

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles CEO and former CalEPA Secretary Terry Tamminen issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom released his 2022 proposed California State Budget:

“Governor Newsom continues his historic leadership in putting California’s financial muscle behind equitable climate solutions. The environmental community appreciated his $15 billion commitment last year to fighting climate change. But this year, in the midst of all California faces, the Governor has shown true grit in committing an additional $22.5 billion to advancing the state’s commitment to our planet.

His commitment will not only help find solutions to climate change, but also provide good careers for Californians. One important example is the blue economy—sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth—which is estimated by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to create well over 126,000 direct jobs in LA County alone, paying a combined $37.7 billion in wages by 2030.

All of us at AltaSea are ready to take up the Governor’s call ‘… to build on our history of innovation, economic growth and policy driven by science to lead in adapting to and mitigating climate change.’

And Governor Newsom won’t be alone in this important effort. President Biden’s Economic Development Administration recently selected the LAEDC, AltaSea and a coalition of regional stakeholders as one of 60 finalists in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge – from 529 applications. Should our coalition be selected, we will develop and scale blue and green growth innovations within the Goods Movement Ecosystem in Southern California.

We thank the Governor for his commitment to fighting the climate change crisis by flexing California’s financial muscle and driving the Golden State’s legendary capacity for innovation. We ask the members of the State Legislature to support this critical effort.”

About AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, located on 35 acres at North America’s leading seaport by both container volume and cargo value, is dedicated to accelerating scientific collaboration, advancing an emerging blue economy through business innovation and job creation, and inspiring the next generation, all for a more sustainable, just, and equitable world.

For more information on AltaSea, please see our website: https://altasea.org.


Jacob Scott

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