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If California is going to meet its ambitious climate change goals, it will have to solve its housing crisis. In the wake of the California Sierra Club’s opposition to SB 827, Matt and Liam devote the hour to the intersection of environmental and housing issues. First, an Avocado of the Fortnight (3:20) is awarded to Gov. Brown’s State of the State address. Then, Liam and Matt discuss the housing leg in the three-legged stool of greenhouse gas reduction (9:00), the ideological divide among environmental groups on housing(13:45), and the debate over SB 827 (18:30). Finally, an interview with Ethan Elkind, director of the climate program at the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment at UC Berkeley Law (29:00).

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Matt Levin was the data and housing dude for CalMatters. His work entails distilling complex policy topics into easily digestible charts and graphs, finding and writing original stories from data, yelling...