California's Secretary of Environmental Protection Jared Blumenfeld oversees the state's efforts to combat climate change, ensure clean air and water, regulate pesticides and manage waste and recycling goals. Governor Gavin Newsom appointed the former Obama administration official and director of San Francisco's Department of the Environment to head CalEPA in January. Blumenfeld joins Forum to discuss how the state is responding to the Trump administration's environmental rollbacks and what he sees as the state's top priorities and challenges.
CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld on California's Environmental Priorities Under the Trump Administration
Jared Blumenfeld was appointed California Secretary for Environmental Protection by Governor Gavin Newsom in January 2019. (Margaret Ford)
Jared Blumenfeld, secretary of Environmental Protection, State of California