Newsom Faces Battle As He Urges Lawmakers To Toughen Climate Goals

August 11, 2022
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is pressing state lawmakers to strengthen key climate policies before their 2022 legislative session ends at the end of the month, including codifying a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2045, bolstering the state’s 2030 greenhouse gas-reduction target, and establishing a regulatory framework for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. But some of the governor’s ambitions face pushback from leading Democratic lawmakers and environmental groups, such as the CCS plan, and a coalition of environmental...

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