Governor Jerry Brown is pleading with state lawmakers to approve an extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program, telling them it’s “the vote of their lives.” But do most people understand what the program is?
Stories related to: carbon emissions
July 13, 2016 | Ben Bradford
California air regulators have proposed new rules that would extend the state’s signature climate change program by another decade--and likely add fuel to a smoldering dispute between the Brown administration and business groups.
October 13, 2015 | Ed Joyce
The creation of a regional electric transmission grid for six western states, including California, has moved a step closer to reality.
August 3, 2015 | Katie Orr
President Barack Obama says it’s time for the US to get serious about climate change. But long-time observers say California law and policy makers have been enacting tough environmental laws for years.
May 27, 2015 | Katie Orr
Relatively few of the cars on the road in California are responsible for most of the pollution. Now the state is trying to do more to get them off the road.
May 19, 2015 | Katie Orr
Governor Jerry Brown is encouraging regional governments around the world to follow California’s lead on climate change. On Tuesday, he and international leaders signed an agreement to reduce carbon emissions.
April 7, 2015 | Katie Orr
California is already working to reduce its carbon footprint. But new goals approved by a state Senate committee today would ramp up that effort
March 23, 2015 | Katie Orr
Republicans in the California Legislature are once again calling attention to what they call a “hidden gas tax” in the state. But an effort to reverse the policy was thwarted by Democrats in an Assembly committee today.