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Gov. Brown's cap-and-trade compromise is a giveaway to the very polluters causing climate change

Gov. Brown's cap-and-trade compromise is a giveaway to the very polluters causing climate change

To the editor: I disagree that AB 398, which would extend California’s cap-and-trade program “for the sake of the planet,” is the “balanced approach” that Gov. Jerry Brown touts. The bill was written in consultation with the oil and gas lobby and is opposed by more than 50 of California’s leading environmental organizations. (“For the sake of the planet and our state, extend California's cap-and-trade program,” editorial, July 13)

While the current cap-and-trade program has not been shown to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, AB 398 would make things worse by...

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