California Governor Signs Plan to Spend $1.5B in Climate Money

September 18, 2017

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills that outline a plan to spend $1.5 billion on environmental initiatives using money from the state’s recently renewed cap and trade program.

The bills were signed over the weekend, soon after lawmakers approved the plan to spend most of the money on incentives and rebates to promote a cleaner vehicle fleet.

California has set an ambitious goal to have 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. Lawmakers hope the rebates will help close the price gap between traditional and electric vehicles.

California Gov. Jerry Brown

Funding will come from a program that puts a limit on annual carbon emissions and auctions off permits to pollute.

The bills include a provision aimed at helping a union looking to organize workers who assemble Tesla electric cars in Fremont.

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  • September 24, 2017 at 8:39 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
    Psst; the smog was hovering around every urban area back then, not just in Calibfornia. IT is largely gone in every urban area now, not just Calibfornia. CA is only leading ... read more
  • September 21, 2017 at 3:32 pm
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
    Great!; one reasonable idea taken in light of hindsight. Got anything else that he's done TO FIX THE HYUUUUGE MESS that Calibfornia has become? I thought not.
  • September 21, 2017 at 3:31 pm
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
    I consider that comment to be enlightening to those too young to know when it was first used, what it implies, and what it implies for the future of Calibfornia. Why do you wa... read more
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