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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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February 20, 2020 The Oil Industry Is Quietly Winning Local Climate Fights | The Atlantic - (pdf)

February 14, 2020 To Store the Wind and Sun, Energy Startups Look to Gravity | WSJ - (pdf)

January 27, 2020 Geothermal's surprise: Cheap renewables could keep states from achieving climate goals | Utility Dive - (pdf)

January 10, 2020 Opinion: New year, new energy grid? | Philadelphia Business Journal - (pdf)

January 8, 2020 States face roadblocks on path to lower tailpipe emissions | Climate Wire - (pdf)

January 2, 2020 Trump administration set to approve NV Energy's 690 MW solar farm, largest in US | Utility Dive - (pdf)

January 1, 2020 Trump administration says it will approve largest U.S. solar farm | LA Times - (pdf)

January 1, 2020 Amid shut-off woes, a beacon of energy | The Washington Post - (pdf)

December 30, 2019 Your clean cars questions, explained | Green Wire / EE News - (pdf)

December 23, 2019 The Trump administration just snuck through its most devious coal subsidy yet | Vox.com - (pdf)

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