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California Governor’s 5-Year, $12.5 Billion Climate Budget Draws Mixed Views

January 13, 2020
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) proposed five-year, $12.5 billion budget for a broad suite of climate change programs -- including numerous projects to reduce greenhouse gases, promote resilience and transition to a “carbon-free” economy through investments in advanced technologies -- is drawing mixed reviews from stakeholders. For example, some environmentalists are criticizing the proposal for lowering funding from the state’s GHG cap-and-trade auctions for low-carbon transportation, including rebates for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). “Gov. Newsom proposed a debilitating cut in the...

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