California Republican Ousted After Climate Change Vote

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Current Events
View of the California state flag flying in the breeze under a blue sky.

View of the California state flag flying in the breeze under a blue sky. Credit: YangYin/E+/Getty Images

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at the changing state of the GOP in the state of California.

California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has always been a national leader in the movement to fight climate change. This latest legislation deals with expanding California’s cap-and-trade program. In a nutshell, this program puts a cap on the amount of greenhouse gases a company is allowed to emit. If they wish to emit more, then they must purchase permits. Companies who produce less greenhouse emissions are allowed to sell their permits to higher emitters at a profit. This program is widely viewed as a success because it allows companies flexibility with their greenhouse emissions, while still lowering the level of emissions overall.

To learn more about this story, click here to visit the Election Central Web site and read the full posting.

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