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    March 05, 2019

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group of Democratic California lawmakers called Monday for the state to invest $100 billion to drastically reduce its carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels by 2030.

    A resolution proposed by Democratic Sen. Henry Stern would set the non-binding goal and also declare a climate emergency, citing recent devastating wildfires and the impacts of air pollution on child asthma. It comes as Democrats in Congress advocate for the passage of the Green New Deal, a massive investment in rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and workforce to fight climate change.

    “We have to live in California, hopefully for the rest of our lives, and hopefully in a way that doesn’t burn down our homes, that doesn’t make our kids sick (and) allows us to get to work without losing our minds in traffic,” Stern said on the steps of the state Capitol with students from eight different University of California schools behind him.

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