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Gavin Newsom embraces the role of climate governor with China trip

Newsom's interest in cutting emissions is natural for the leader of a state that suffers from increasingly intense wildfires, drought and storms. But it’s also smart politics.
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Gavin Newsom wants to export California's climate laws to the world

The Democratic governor is supercharging climate policy and eyeing a future White House run. But critics say some of his constituents could be left behind.
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Newsom bypasses Washington by inking climate pacts with China, Australia

California's role as a shadow climate negotiator is only becoming more important as geopolitical tensions rise.
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Opinion: Gavin Newsom wants to build. Everyone is not on board

California needs to almost quadruple the amount of electricity it can generate — and shift what it now gets from polluting fuels to clean sources. It’s a construction task bigger than anything the state has ever attempted, and it needs to be completed at a speed that nothing in the state’s recent history suggests is possible.

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Biden, in California, seeks to shore up support from environmentalists

Biden is in California to announce $600 million to fight climate-driven disasters. The move comes as he seeks to shore up support from environmentalists.
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Drought or no drought? California left pondering after record winter deluge

Severe storms may have filled reservoirs but in the Golden State, a dry spell is ‘always lurking in the background.'

California moves to penalize oil company profits
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California Democrats pass Newsom's proposal that could penalize oil company profits

Oil companies will have to submit vast amounts of data on pricing and supply.