One of the few progressive victories to emerge from this year’s elections was the defeat of corporate-supported Proposition 23 in California, which would have rolled back California’s first-in-the-nation climate and environmental regulations, claiming that they were hurting the economy. For Dan Kalb, California Policy Director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, one of the most powerful aspect of the victory against Prop 23 was the wide and broad coalition that fought for sensible climate legislation, ranging from faith groups to public interest groups to some corporations and even Republican Governor Schwarzenegger.
Kalb joins The Nation on Grit TV via Skype from California to explore the future of climate legislation and how we can push for a green economy with a Republican-controlled House, and to remind us that the majority of Americans "want a clean energy future."
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