Thursday, July 13, 2017

Jerry Brown Pushes Cap & Trade Extension

California’s cap and trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is set to sunset in 2020. Governor Jerry Brown has been pushing for a measure to extend the program, and he joined legislative leaders to push for an extension in a legislative committee hearing Thursday. The move has split environmental groups, with some environmental justice organizations saying the bill compromises too much and would hurt poor communities of color.
Christopher Martinez files this report.