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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a 10-year extension of the state's landmark climate change law.
The state Senate voted 25-13 Wednesday to pass the measure and send it to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who says he'll sign it.
The move keeps alive the legal framework that underlies California's wide-ranging efforts to fight climate change, the most aggressive in the nation. They range from a tax on pollution to zero-emission vehicle mandates and restrictions on the carbon content of gasoline and diesel fuel.
California's 2006 climate change law sought to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The bill approved Wednesday sets a new goal to reduce emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
Critics, including most Republicans, say the law has already led to higher energy prices.
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