As excerpted from The Desert Sun:
Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, led Steyer and a delegation of local and state leaders on a tour of areas that have, for years, lacked clean drinking water, including a Thermal elementary school whose water source is an old, unreliable well.
"Water is key,” said Sergio Carranza, executive director of Pueblos Unido CDC, a Coachella nonprofit that advocates for affordable housing in the east valley.
Many California residents, Garcia said, are still unaware of the connections between climate change policy, the air they breathe and the water they drink.
"Driving the climate change conversation at the state level has allowed us to connect the dots to these very localized environmental injustices," he said.