California is one of dozens of state and local governments committed to fighting climate change, in spite of an announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump that the United States will put out of the Paris climate agreement.
In the words of Kevin de León, president pro tem of the California state Senate, “ We’re not going to allow one huge, potentially catastrophic decision by the president to reverse generations of progress at the height of our historic diversity, our scientific advancement, our economic output, as well as our sense of global responsibility.”
de León speaks to Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh during the June 5, 2017 broadcast of Democracy Now.
California, de León says, is “forging ahead” with Senate Bill 100: calling for 100-percent clean, renewable energy by the year 2045. “It’s the most far-reaching, ambitious proposal of its kind in the nation, in the entire world.”