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Fact-Checking California Governor’s Debate on KQED: Climate and Energy

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John Cox (L) and Gavin Newsom (R) at the only scheduled gubernatorial debate, at KQED's San Francisco studios on Oct. 8, 2018. ( Jeff Chiu/AP/Pool)

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Prompted by host Scott Shafer, the two had a lengthy exchange about the state’s approach to climate change. Newsom applauded the state’s aggressive goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while Cox said they would impose too high a price for the average Californian.