You may not know Eduardo Garcia, but you will definitely come to know his work. The unassuming Assemblyman from the Coachella Valley is one of the main architects of California's new climate change legislation. Garcia is moving into a role that's been filled in recent years by State Senator Fran Pavley of Calabasas. Zócalo Public Square columnist Joe Mathews says the duo has forged an unlikely but effective partnership that is keeping California at the forefront of efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions -- but with a new focus on the needs of lower-income communities.
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