California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday that commits the state to generating all its retail electricity from renewables, and becoming carbon-neutral by 2045. These bills came up last year but didn’t make it out of the legislature, so what’s changed? Brown also responds to critics who say he permitted some 20,000 new oil wells in the state during his tenure -- and thus needs to do more for California’s environmental health. The governor is launching a global climate summit in San Francisco on Wednesday.
CA Governor Jerry Brown speaking remotely with
Madeleine Brand. Photo by Mark Jones.