Landmark climate policy faces growing claims of environmental racism

When California passed its landmark cap-and-trade law in 2006, supporters were hopeful that the program would provide the template for other states — and eventually the federal government — to solve the climate crisis. Now, many environmental groups are increasingly saying the program has done little to curb climate change. Worse, they say, it is harming the lower-income areas and communities of color most affected by pollution. Those environmental justice concerns stopped President-elect Joe Biden from picking Mary Nichols, who leads the California Air Resources Board — the agency that overse…

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