Gov. Jerry Brown signed a landmark bill Tuesday extending California’s signature climate change policy and capping a major legislative victory that drew support from both parties.
Standing on Treasure Island with a backdrop of downtown San Francisco, Brown painted the bill in generational terms, saying California was filling a leadership void on climate policy left open by President Donald Trump.
Critics of the cap-and-trade bill said it was too costly and would raise gas taxes. “This is a sad, sad day for California taxpayers, California residents and California voters,” said Harmeet Dhillon, a Republican national committeewoman in San Francisco. “It is not bipartisanship when one side gets what it wants completely.”
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