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Newsom Pursuing His Own ‘Damn Satellite’


Whatever happened to Jerry Brown’s satellite? The former governor delighted activists at the Global Climate Action Summit last September when he announced that if President Trump stops funding for climate research, California would launch “its own damn satellite” to monitor methane emissions. What became known as “the damn satellite” plan around Sacramento is now in the hands of Kate Gordon, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s senior adviser on climate.