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Boiling Point: Western voters weighed in on climate change, up and down the ballot

By Sammy Roth | November 12, 2020 | Los Angeles Times

We’ve known for five days that Joe Biden will be the next president, and there’s already a cottage industry of experts trying to predict what steps the Biden administration might take on climate change over the next four years.

There will be plenty of time to see how that plays out. At the moment, I’m more interested in the down-ballot races that are getting relatively less attention but could have significant climate and environmental impacts at the local level.

This will not be a comprehensive accounting. But here are some results from across the West that caught my attention…

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November 17, 2020 Biden Plans to Move Fast With a ‘Climate Administration.’ Here’s How. | NY Times - (pdf)

November 12, 2020 Boiling Point: Western voters weighed in on climate change, up and down the ballot | LA Times - (pdf)

October 21, 2020 Geothermal energy is poised for a big breakout | Vox Media - (pdf)

October 20, 2020 Recurring Problem Forced Diablo Canyon Nuke Unit Offline | California Current - (pdf)

October 2, 2020 California needs to accelerate efforts to achieve clean energy goals | CalMatters - (pdf)

August 19, 2020 Answers to 7 burning questions about California’s rolling blackouts | CalMatters - (pdf)

August 17, 2020 Defying Trump, 5 Automakers Lock In a Deal on Greenhouse Gas Pollution | NYT - (pdf)

August 17, 2020 California blackouts are Public Utilities Commission’s fault, grid operator says | LA Times - (pdf)

June 11, 2020 JUICE: Falling Off the Clean Energy Wagon | CA Current - (pdf)

May 7, 2020 The Energy 202: A Harvard study tying coronavirus death rates to pollution is causing an uproar in Washington | The Washington Post - (pdf)

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