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Evan Halper

Evan Halper writes about a broad range of policy issues out of Washington D.C., with particular emphasis on how Washington regulates, agitates and very often miscalculates in its dealings with California. Before heading east, he was the Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Sacramento, where he spent a decade untangling California’s epic budget mess and political dysfunction.
By announcing California's first satellite launch, Gov. Jerry Brown ends climate summit with a cosmic boom

If there was one obvious takeaway from Jerry Brown's climate summit, it was that the climate holdouts risk more than a hotter planet some decades from now. They also risk irreparable damage to their economies in the near term as the world moves on without them.

'We’re launching our own damn satellite' — Gov. Jerry Brown says California will go to space to fight climate change

Gov. Jerry Brown closed his climate summit in San Francisco on Friday with a dramatic announcement: California will launch its own satellite into orbit to track and monitor the formation of pollutants that cause climate change.

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