California’s ambitious efforts to fight climate change have been almost exclusively supported by Democrats, but that could be changing.
Now Republicans, desperate for attention in Sacramento are embracing climate change.
A top Republican and some of his colleagues are taking the unusual step of embracing the state’s complex system of regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, pledging to work with Democrats at the same time President Trump rolls back national policies on global warming.
“Californians, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, are different from the rest of the country,” said Assembly Minority Leader Chad Mayes, who represents parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. “What they’re doing back in Washington, D.C., is not what we’re going to be doing in California.”
Mayes presides over the irrelevant Republican super-minority in the Assembly.
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