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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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June 26, 2017 Meet Jerry Brown, from 'Gov. Moonbeam' to climate beacon | E&E News - (pdf)

June 16, 2017 Renewable energy no threat to electric grid, as Trump aides claim | SF Chronicle - (pdf)

June 14, 2017 Will California's 100% renewables goal survive the political process? | Utility Dive - (pdf)

June 6, 2017 California regulators weigh whether the state needs more power plants | LA Times - (article)

April 16, 2017 NREL is a driver of cutting-edge research and industry | Denver Post - (pdf)

March 13, 2017 Can the Golden State go 100% green? | E&E News - (pdf)

March 1, 2017 Harnessing Faraway Winds to Power Southern California | Inside Edison - (article)

February 23, 2017 Rules for radicals — the lessons of Tom Hayden | SF Chronicle - (pdf)

December 23, 2016 To solve the West’s water problems, California needs to solve the Salton Sea | The Sacramento Bee - (pdf)

December 22, 2016 Proposed Carlsbad energy plant contradicts state priorities | The San Diego Union-Tribune - (pdf)

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