Climate One: Is California’s Climate Progress Going Up in Smoke? (2/22/2020)

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Host: Greg Dalton

Guests:  Rachel Becker, Environment Reporter, CalMatters; Kate Gordon Director, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, Climate Advisor to Governor Newsom; F. Noel Perry Founder, Next 10; Julie Cart, Environment Reporter, CalMatters

California has been at the forefront of America’s climate fight since Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the country’s first major climate law in 2006. The state’s suite of policies for decarbonizing the economy survived industry-funded attacks in court and at the ballot box, and remained largely consistent under Democratic and Republican governors. But a recent report by Next 10, an independent think tank, indicates the state will meet its 2030 goals 30 years late. Is California still the climate leader it’s purported to be?

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