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October 17, 2023

Spotlight: California’s Gavin Newsom zooms in on climate policy

California governor Gavin Newsom
California governor Gavin Newsom has approved the Voluntary Carbon Market Disclosures Act, which will require companies to become more transparent about their use of carbon credits (Photo: Caroline Brehman/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

California governor Gavin Newsom is being talked up as a future US presidential candidate. In the meantime, he is wrestling with climate change and locking horns with oil companies

On January 7 2019, in his inaugural address after being sworn into office, California governor Gavin Newsom wasted little time before taking aim at the dying throes of President Trump’s administration.

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