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Newsom says he'll sign corporate climate accountability bill, and CA sues oil companies over climate change impacts, lying; Small things like tax code change and parklets can help climate fight; More

8:55 AM PDT on September 18, 2023

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  • Governor Newsom says he'll sign corporate climate accountability bill (Sacramento Bee)
    • It's a relatively simple bill, with potentially huge national impacts (Capital and Main)
  • California sues major oil companies over climate impacts, lying about them (NPR, SF Chronicle)
  • Approvals for new oil wells in CA have "nearly" ground to a halt (Reuters)
  • A small tax change - making clean energy tax credits transferable - is helping drive new investments in clean energy (Grist)
  • Pocket parks as a climate solution (Route Fifty)
  • Uber made traffic terrible; robotaxis will make it even worse (SF Chronicle)
  • National City inaugurates free shuttle (CBS8)

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