When California launched its most ambitious effort to combat climate change nearly two years ago, there were fears it would cost workers their jobs and handicap businesses with burdensome regulations.
Since then, the state's economy has rebounded from a damaging recession even while operating under tighter restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions.
It's a track record Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to highlight when he travels to Mexico on Sunday to begin a high-profile effort to bolster California's relationship with its southern neighbor and encourage the nation's nascent efforts to slash pollution.
The potential for merging economic growth and environmental...