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California poised for big climate moves after Newsom backs new laws

The governor signed 75% of the major environmental bills that lawmakers sent to his desk. As for vetoes, Newsom cited enforcement, cost concerns.

California is set to take major swings at boosting renewable energy, reining in corporate emissions, safeguarding wild places and ensuring livability amid worsening climate change after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed most of the environment-related legislation lawmakers sent his way this session.