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California Republicans Are Starting to Act Like Democrats 24.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For the past decade, Democrats hoping to pass a big climate law have played Charlie Brown to the Republicans’ Lucy. Despite the GOP making it clear it has no intention of holding the ball for a global warming kick, the left […]
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From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

No contour of California’s vast landscape inspires such passionate devotion as its coastline, so state lawmakers recoiled when President Trump announced in April that he wanted to expand offshore drilling. The outrage was channeled into a proposal for preventing any new infrastructure along the...

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Storm over cap-and-trade vote results in Chad Mayes' ceding Assembly Republican leader post to Brian Dahle 25.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Chris Christie Has Plenty to Be Embarrassed About, But This One Really Matters 25.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Chris Christie’s defining moment on climate change came early in his first term as New Jersey’s governor. On May 26, 2011, the brash, trash-talking Republican acknowledged for the first time that humans were causing the climate to change. Then, just three minutes […]
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In first political consequence of cap-and-trade vote, Chad Mayes is replaced by Brian Dahle as Assembly Republican leader 25.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Six weeks after helping Democrats revamp California’s landmark climate change policy and facing a torrent of anger from conservative critics, the Republican leader of the state Assembly agreed Thursday to step down and allow a rural Northern California lawmaker to lead the GOP’s fractured caucus.

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California pollution permits sell at highest price ever 23.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California raised more than $640 million this month auctioning off permits for businesses to emit greenhouse gases as part of a program aimed at fighting climate change, according to state data released Tuesday. Last week’s auction was the state’s first since lawmakers voted to extend California’s cap and trade program through […]
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California sees strong results from cap-and-trade auction after program extension 23.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
California Republicans face reality on climate change — and the ire of their party 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Grover Norquist and Patrick M. Gleason seem to suffer from the delusion that taxes are evil both in form and function. (“Angry taxpayers, leave Mitch McConnell alone and turn your attention to California's Republicans,” Opinion, Aug. 17.)

They decry the fact that we have a rational...

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California Republicans face backlash for backing climate change program 14.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After weeks of escalating criticism, Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes still doesn’t have any regrets over bucking his party to support California’s cap-and-trade program on climate change.

There’s just one thing Mayes would have done differently: He wishes he had attended the ceremony on San...

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California tea party conservatives take shots at GOP establishment, sounding downright progressive 12.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Despite Trump's Withdrawal from Paris Agreement, Carbon-cutting Efforts Still Simmer, an Industrial Info News Alert 31.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 31, 2017 : Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Breaking with President Donald Trump's stance on energy and environmental regulation, cities, states and former Cabinet secretaries, aided by some members of the Fortune 500, have launched various efforts to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and pursue the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, from which the president has withdrawn.
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Californians show broad support for state's climate goals in new poll 27.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Questions remain as Gov. Brown signs legislation to address neighborhood-level air pollution 27.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at improving air quality in disadvantaged communities, a key step in shifting the debate over how the state fights climate change and an issue that has tested the influence of environmental justice advocates

The law imposes new requirements...

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs law to extend cap and trade, securing the future of California's key climate program 26.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Cementing California’s role as a leader on climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program while surrounded by a coalition of supporters including his predecessor, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The program, the only one of its kind in...

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California knocks Trump over climate change 26.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
San Francisco • Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ambitious programs in the U.S. to reduce fossil fuel pollution, while condemning President Donald Trump’s failure to see climate change as a deadly threat. Schwarzenegger, a Republican, joined Brown, a Democrat, for a sunny outdoor ceremony overlooking San Francisco where the governor signed legislation to extend a program limiting emissions of climate... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Brown signs cap and trade extension, Schwarzenegger blasts Trump 26.7.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Two California governors — one a Republican, the other a Democrat — joined together Tuesday to celebrate the extension of one of the state’s key global warming programs and slam the federal government for abandoning the climate fight. On the same spot in 2006, Schwarzenegger signed the landmark global warming law that authorized the cap-and-trade system and committed California to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. While only one Republican legislator sided with Schwarzenegger to pass that law, AB32, eight Republicans supported the new legislation, negotiated in months of closed-door talks involving Brown, legislative leaders, environmental advocates and business representatives. Schwarzenegger accused conservative Republicans, with whom he often sparred as governor, of “lying to the people” on global warming. [...] following President Trump’s move to withdraw the United States from the global climate agreement forged in Paris in late 2015, Schwarzenegger said the vote demonstrated that many ...
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Gov. Jerry Brown signs climate change legislation to extend California's cap-and-trade program 26.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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California governor to extend climate change bill 10 years 25.7.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign legislation Tuesday keeping alive California’s signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions. The Democratic governor will be joined by his celebrity predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who signed the 2006 bill that led to the creation of […]
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California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win 22.7.2017 AP National
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown&apos;s aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California&apos;s signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global warming....
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California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win 22.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California’s signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global warming. It also again showcased the Democrat’s political skill in Sacramento, where just months earlier he helped convince the largely Democratic […]
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