JERRY BROWN California Governor Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. is an American politician who served as Governor of California from 1975 to 1983 and again from 2011 to 2019, and also as California Attorney General from 2007 to 2011. He has been the subject of controversy, but has done much for the environment and later, for fiscal health in California. Early on he fought for Redwood trees: “What I see here is that the notion of the sanctity of property has obscured the fact that no person created the wildlife or the redwood trees. They were around before America ever became America…Does Pacific Lumber have a right to maximum profit, despite the irreparable ecological toll? After all, private property is relatively recent in terms of redwood history.” In Oct 2011 he signed legislation to protect the oceans and environment, and supported banning the possession and sale of shark fins in California. In 2013 he supported legislation to allocate $8M to clean running government fleet vehicles and buses and $30M for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project and the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project. In 2014 he approved a $25B development to improve the ecology of the San Joaquin Delta including about 100 square miles of habitat restoration, relief for agricultural water shortages. He also established a regional groundwater sustainability agency to educate, support and police sustainable groundwater practices. In 2015 California passed SB-350, so that renewable power would increase incrementally, reaching 50% by 2030. In 2017 he supported and extended the Cap and Trade program and in 2018 he signed a bill to make California 100% clean electricity, and zero net emissions across the state economy, including transport and agriculture and requirements for net-zero buildings.