Over the last week we've been talking about the slew of bills the California state legislature passed before the end of its session last Thursday. Everything from tighter gun control to raising the minimum wage to allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers licenses.
But notably absent from the discussion are environmental laws. In fact, a significant number of green measures wilted in the state legislature last year.
Here to tell us more is Paul Rogers, environmental reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and a managing editor for science and the environment at KQED in San Francisco.