California's Climate Crusade

Some environmentalists said the law extending California’s cap and trade system to 2030 is a sellout to the oil industry and it shortchanges disadvantaged communities that breathe the dirtiest air. How do California’s climate moves play into national politics and policy? Will climate and energy play a meaningful role in the upcoming midterm elections? Will companies make energy policy more of a priority? We look back at how Gov. Schwarzenegger set the tone and how his past leadership continues to influence California’s policies today. David R. Baker Energy Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle Mike Mielke Sr. Vice President, Environment & Energy, Silicon Valley Leadership Group Parin Shah Senior Strategist, Asian Pacific Environmental Network Studio segment: US Senator Brian Schatz Portions of this program were recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, CA on August 29, 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One