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Pro-ethanol bill dividing both parties

- The Washington Times

An unlikely coalition of environmentalists, labor unions, boaters and some of the Senate’s most conservative Republicans is mobilizing to fend off a pro-ethanol bill that has divided both parties and, if passed, would mark one of the biggest wins in recent memory for the industry.

California Gov. Jerry Brown (center) said that the Golden State had a moral duty to act on efforts to combat climate change, and applauded the state's bipartisan cap and trade extension. "Tonight California stood tall and once again, boldly confronted the existential threat of our time," Mr. Brown said of the state's initiative. (Associated Press)

California passes cap and trade extension with GOP support

- The Washington Times

By extending its controversial cap and trade system for another decade, California this week officially replaced the federal government as the nation’s most powerful actor on global warming — and in the process got several Republicans to buck their national party leadership.

Gov. Jerry Brown, center, flanked by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, speaks of the passage of a pair of climate change measures, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Brown, lawmakers celebrate bipartisan cap-and-trade victory

- Associated Press

California’s signature initiative to fight global warming will get another decade of life after lawmakers from both parties joined Gov. Jerry Brown in extending the law credited with reducing the state’s carbon footprint.

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