Author Archives: UpLift CA

California’s Climate Revolution: Could It Change the National Conversation?

Largely under the radar of national and even local media, California has begun a quiet revolution in climate policy that could change the whole national conversation about curbing global warming. Advocates of strong climate change policies have had an immense political challenge that goes far beyond debunking the antiscientific rants […]

California’s cap-and-trade program will fund environmental justice

Have poor Californians hit the environmental-health jackpot? The money raised through the sale of carbon credits under the state’s young carbon-trading program is earmarked for projects that help the climate and the environment. And under a law passed a couple of years ago, SB 535, 25 percent of that money must go to programs […]