"California’s Newsom Signs Bills Boosting State Extreme-Heat Plan"

"With a record-shattering heat wave receding in California, four extreme heat-related bills are set to become law after receiving Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature on Friday.

The legislation is intended to bolster the Golden State’s Extreme Heat Action Plan, an all-of-government strategy to strengthen the state’s resilience to more frequent and extreme heat.

“California is taking aggressive action to combat the climate crisis and build resilience in our most vulnerable communities, including a comprehensive strategy to protect Californians from extreme heat,” Newsom (D) said in a release. “With lives and livelihoods on the line, we cannot afford to delay.”

The nation’s first extreme heat advance warning and ranking system will be created under A.B. 2238. Another first, A.B. 2420, will direct the California Department of Public Health to review develop guidance to protect pregnant workers working outdoors."

Zach Bright reports for Bloomberg Environment Sept. 9, 2022.

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/12/2022