As President Obama sells his climate agenda to the nation, state legislators in California are set to vote on a package of bills that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut petroleum use in half. Gov. Jerry Brown and many high-profile state Democrats say California needs to take the lead on mitigating climate change. Opponents of the new regulations, including industry groups and state Republicans, say the strict regulations go beyond leading and put California at risk.
Host: Michael Krasny
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, president of the Western States Petroleum Association
Dan Kammen, professor of energy at UC Berkeley and director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, UC Berkeley
John Myers, senior editor of KQED’s Politics and Government Desk
Kate Galbraith, reporter for Calmatters