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Gov. Jerry Brown pushes to extend cap-and-trade program with new budget proposal

January 10, 2017 by Billy Hamshaw

(Source: Los Angeles Times) Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday his plan to prod lawmakers to solidify California’s emissions cap-and-trade program, the centrepiece of the state’s climate change agenda. Pushing forward in California has only become more important with federal action on global warming less likely under President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration, the governor said. “Given the fact that the federal government is going in the opposite direction, I would think that Californians wants to strengthen their own commitment,” he said during a Capitol news conference where he unveiled his budget plans. “We ought to continue and not fall back on our efforts.” Read full article…

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