SACRAMENTO- Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued a statement in response to a new study that found that all wildfires in 2020 alone resulted in more than double the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions slashed by the state from 2003 to 2019. 

“This study confirms what Republicans have been saying for years. In just one fire season, our progress on cutting emissions was set back 18 years. Instead of prioritizing vital fire prevention work, the Democrats banned your gas powered leaf blowers, kitchen stoves, and cars. There is a smarter and more effective approach to combating climate change, and it begins with a greater emphasis on forestry management and fuels reduction.”