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Past Event

California Greenin': Shaping America’s Environment

Over the course of its 150-year history, California has successfully protected its scenic wilderness areas, restricted coastal oil drilling, regulated automobile emissions, preserved coastal access and improved energy efficiency. Back in 1963 when the Clean Air Act was written, legislators acknowledged that California was ahead of the curve and wrote a waiver into the law allowing the Golden State to set its own stricter standards. In 2018, that exception is being used in fighting—and so far winning—the loosening of national Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.

Join us for a conversation about the past, present and future of California’s leadership in environmental policy. We will look at the lessons—as laid out by David Vogel—offered by California to the nation and the world. What has worked, and where has the state fallen short?

July 24, 2018

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Jason Mark

Editor, Sierra Magazine; Author, Satellites in the High Country: Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man

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David Vogel

Author, California Greenin’: How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader

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Greg Dalton

Founder and Host, Climate One

Additional Speakers TBA


6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception