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California Greenin': How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader

David Vogel


Over the course of its 150-year history, California has successfully protected its scenic wilderness areas, restricted coastal oil drilling, regulated automobile emissions, preserved coastal access, improved energy efficiency, and, most recently, addressed global climate change. How has this state, more than any other, enacted so many innovative and stringent environmental regulations over such a long period of time? This book shows why the Golden State has been at the forefront in setting new environmental standards, often leading the rest of the nation. From the establishment of Yosemite, Am ... More

Keywords: California, Yosemite, climate-change legislation, environmental regulation, economic growth, global climate change, protected wilderness, environmental policy, water management, automobile transportation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691196176
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691196176.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Vogel, author
University of California, Berkeley