"Newsom Scores Climate Agenda Wins as Legislature Wraps"

"Bills requiring California to boost renewable energy production and further reduce greenhouse gas emissions were among a flurry of environmental measures state lawmakers sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom at Wednesday night’s deadline.

Newsom (D) aimed to set in stone a legacy on climate change beyond executive action in an under-the-wire legislative push that largely met his goal, with just one measure in the climate package unable to advance. The governor is seen as building a portfolio for his re-election run in November and a possible presidential one.

His renewed support on climate broke long-lasting logjams on bills that he’d taken on as his priorities."

Zach Bright reports for Bloomberg Environment August 31, 2022.


"California Democrats Cap Legislative Year With Climate Wins" (AP)

"California Lawmakers Extend Life Of Nuclear Plant, Approve Slate Of Climate Bills" (Reuters)

"California Passes Law Requiring Buffer Zones for New Oil and Gas Wells" (Inside Climate News)

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/02/2022