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Jerry Brown leaves big environmental footprints for Governor Newsom to follow

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This week Gavin Newsom was sworn in as California’s 40th Governor, following Jerry Brown’s second eight-year tenure.


Newsom has some big environmental shoes to fill. Governor Brown set extremely high climate change and emission goals and championed water and transportation projects. But Newsom also has a strong environmental track record - he introduced composting to San Francisco when he was mayor and backs much of Brown’s environmental legacy. KALW’s environment reporter Angela Johnston tells us more about what we can expect in the next four years.