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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 16, 2016 Leon Billings, Key Author of Laws on Clean Air, Water Dies | New York Times - (pdf)

November 16, 2016 Leon Billings, who crafted monumental green legislation, dies | E&E Publishing - (pdf)

October 24, 2016 An environmental 'dad' for Texas moves on | E&E Publishing - (pdf)

September 24, 2016 Climate change law has reshaped California in 10 years | SF Chronicle - (pdf)

September 8, 2016 Gov. Brown signs sweeping legislation to combat climate change | LA Times - (pdf)

September 8, 2016 BYD Applauds California Governor, Legislature for Climate Leadership with SB 32 and AB 197 - (pdf)

September 7, 2016 California's Share of Gas-Fired Generation Continues to Drop | Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI) - (pdf)

August 13, 2016 Finding balance in desert renewable energy development | The Press-Enterprise - (pdf)

July 25, 2016 Energy initiative sparks desert duel | SF Chronicle - (pdf)

July 22, 2016 Pumped Up: Renewables Growth Revives Old Energy-Storage Method | WSJ - (pdf)

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