US climate change policy: Made in California.

A peculiar confluence of history, legal precedent and defiance has set the stage for a regulatory mutiny in California that would reverberate throughout the country.

SACRAMENTO — The Trump administration may appear to control climate policy in Washington, but the nation’s most dynamic environmental regulator is here in California.

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US reopens Harley settlement, cutting funds for pollution reduction plan.

Last year the United States government fined Harley-Davidson $15 million for selling devices that shut down its motorcycles’ emissions controls — and said part of that money would go toward a project to reduce pollution from wood-fired stoves.

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Rooftop solar dims under pressure from utility lobbyists.

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As Beijing joins climate fight, Chinese companies build coal plants.

As Beijing Joins Climate Fight, Chinese Companies Build Coal Plants

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With government in retreat, companies step up on emissions.

By HIROKO TABUCHIAPRIL 25, 2017

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What’s at stake in Trump’s proposed EPA cuts.

What is at stake as Congress considers the E.P.A. budget? Far more than climate change.

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