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Julie Cart


Julie Cart is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who has worked as an environmental reporter, sportswriter and national correspondent during her three decades with the Los Angeles Times. Her experience also includes serving as the newspaper’s bureau chief in Denver, Colorado, where she covered stories that made national headlines including school shootings at Columbine High School and the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. In 2009, Julie was part of a reporter duo that won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for a series of stories about wildfires across the Western United States. Email: julie@calmatters.org

An irritated chairman of a state Senate Budget subcommittee says he intends to thwart a recent move by the state Air Resources Board that could give California’s biggest polluters a cushion of more than $300 million. In a sharp rebuke of the board, Sen. Bob Wieckowski said Thursday that he’ll insert language into the 2018-19 budget bill instructing regulators to reduce the free compensation they’re giving oil refineries and other industries covered under cap and trade, California’s signature climate policy.

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