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Climate Change from the StreetsHow Conflict and Collaboration Strengthen the Environmental Justice Movement$
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Michael Mendez

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780300232158

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300232158.001.0001

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Contentious Capitol Climates

Contentious Capitol Climates

(p.58) Chapter Three Contentious Capitol Climates
Climate Change from the Streets

Michael Méndez

Yale University Press

Describes the tension between global environmental protection and a local focus on the most disadvantaged communities. The chapter analyzes the development of California’s landmark climate change legislation: Assembly Bill (AB) 32. It illustrates the contentious nature of defining climate change and how the entanglements of diverse knowledges and worldviews shape contemporary climate governance and decision-making processes.

Keywords:   Latinos, local and global climate change, Sacramento, air quality, AB 32, Assembly Bill 32

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