The California Environmental Justice League (EJL) is pleased to support AB 284, which would require state agencies to develop a plan for utilizing agricultural land, forests, wildlife habitat, etc., to sequester carbon and reduce GHG emissions. The plan would also integrate opportunities for increasing social and economic benefits, including protecting vulnerable communities from climate change. 

California’s agricultural regions are home to some of our largest disadvantaged populations. Farming communities are often exposed to more pollutants in the air and water yet have less available access to health care, and local government resources to address these issues can be constrained. We need to prioritize our rural communities.

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