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Climate Policy Will Be A Heavy Lift For New Calif. Gov.

Law360 (January 8, 2019, 7:26 PM EST) -- When Gavin Newsom became the 40th governor of California on Monday, he inherited arguably the most aggressive long-term plans to tackle climate change in the U.S., and Golden State watchers say his administration must clear several regulatory, legislative and practical hurdles to put those plans into action.

Former Gov. Jerry Brown laid down several ambitious markers for Newsom before leaving office, including signing legislation requiring 60 percent of the state's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030 and envisioning 100 percent zero-carbon electricity by 2045, and issuing an executive order that sets the even loftier goal of statewide carbon neutrality...

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