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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…
August 28, 2018 OPINIONATED: Go Back to Aliso Canyon Deal Drawing Board | California Current - (pdf)
August 2, 2018 How California can regionalize its energy system without handing Trump the grid | Sacramento Bee - (pdf)
July 20, 2018 California’s Energy Diet Is Working | Bloomberg - (pdf)
July 2, 2018 Link California's clean energy to the rest of the west? Sounds great, but it's risky | LA Times - (pdf)
June 23, 2018 Opinion: A Prophet of Doom Was Right About the Climate | New York Times - (pdf)
June 21, 2018 The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem | New York Times - (pdf)
April 3, 2018 First Floating U.S. Wind Farm May Be Built Off California Coast | Bloomberg - (pdf)
March 27, 2018 Solar and Wind Need a Larger Electric Grid—and California Might Just Create One | Union of Concerned Scientists - (pdf)
March 23, 2018 A Fossil Fuel Company Tried to Put a Dirty Gas Plant on a Beautiful Coastline. It Failed. | Earth Justice - (pdf)
March 20, 2018 Solar power’s greatest challenge was discovered 10 years ago. It looks like a duck. | Vox Media - (pdf)