Bullet train is boosted in budget; Brown's plan would tap cap-and-trade revenue

A bulk of the money will be used to fund programs that assist poor families in making their homes more energy efficient, reduce catastrophic wildfires through forest management and other efforts to fight climate change. "We are encouraged to see the conversation is about investing the dollars and seeing tangible benefits for communities," said Erica Morehouse, an attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund. "I think it's a big step forward for California, and it's the first step toward critical cap-and-trade investments."

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