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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…
December 18, 2019 Trump's Christmas Gift to Big Oil: Killing Hopes of Electric Car Tax Credit Extension | DeSmogBlog - (pdf)
December 17, 2019 A Coal Baron Funded Climate Denial as His Company Spiraled Into Bankruptcy | NY Times - (pdf)
December 12, 2019 California faces a crossroads on the path to 100% clean energy | Los Angeles Times - (pdf)
December 10, 2019 How California can wake from the wildfire-blackout nightmare | CalMatters - (pdf)
December 10, 2019 Los Angeles wants to build a hydrogen-fueled power plant. It’s never been done before | LA Times - (pdf)
November 29, 2019 This is not the time to panic and abandon California’s energy goals | The San Diego Union-Tribune - (pdf)
October 14, 2019 Lithium will fuel the clean energy boom. This company may have a breakthrough | Los Angeles Times - (pdf)
September 24, 2019 Trump's EPA threatens California over air quality; governor says it's 'pure retaliation' | USA Today - (pdf)
July 31, 2019 On Auto Emissions, California Saves the Day | Bloomberg - (pdf)
July 18, 2019 California’s new Public Utilities Commission president must lead us to a gas-free future | CalMatters - (pdf)