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Exclusive: California’s Clean Air Programs Take A Hit In New Funding Squeeze

An all-electric Proterra bus operated by San Joaquin Regional Transit District, shown beside its "Fast Charging" station. Image via Creative Commons

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Some of California’s key environmental programs for battling smog and climate change have lost nearly $105 million as the state grapples with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.  These cuts are on top of $168 million squeezed from the original budgets of programs that are automatically allocated a proportion of the proceeds from cap and trade. Included are high speed rail, affordable housing and transit.