Bob Inglis

California Legislature extends state's cap-and-trade program in rare bipartisan effort to address climate change

California Legislature extends state's cap-and-trade program in rare bipartisan effort to address climate change

California lawmakers voted Monday evening to extend the state’s premier program on climate change, a victory for Gov. Jerry Brown that included unprecedented Republican support for fighting global warming.

In a break with party leaders and activists in California and Washington, eight Republicans joined with Democrats to continue the cap-and-trade program, which requires companies to buy permits to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

The legislation would keep the 5-year-old program operating until 2030, providing a key tool for meeting the state’s...

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