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Landmark global warming law becomes real this week

By Paul Rogers
Mercury News

This week California will become the first state to begin requiring a broad range of businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution.

Landmark global warming law becomes real this week

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For more than 40 years, California has led the nation in environmental regulation, from passing the toughest coastal protection laws to America's first rules banning leaded gasoline.

Now, this week -- after Hurricane Sandy pushed the issue of climate change back into the national spotlight -- California will become the first state to begin requiring a broad range of businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution.

 

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