Manola SecairaCapRadio Environment Reporter
Manola Secaira is CapRadio’s environment and climate change reporter. Before that, she worked for Crosscut in Seattle as an Indigenous Affairs reporter.
A large part of the average electric bill in California goes toward funding climate change mitigation, solar subsidies and other measures – which comes at a heavy cost for low-income customers.
Cal Fire announced it will soon resume timber harvesting plans in the Jackson Demonstration State Forest. Controversy sparked in the area over two years ago when protesters rallied and even camped out to prevent Cal Fire from logging.
While the report found that about 40% of people across the country live in an area with unhealthy air, that number jumps up to 98% in California.