Kevin de León

Kevin de León is president pro tempore of the California State Senate. 

Recent Articles

California’s Clean Energy Commitments Grow Stronger

In the face of Trump’s malfeasance, the state opts for the world’s most ambitious renewable energy policy.

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AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez People hold signs as they listen to a group of scientists speak during a rally in conjunction with the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting Tuesday, December 13, 2016, in San Francisco. D onald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement only confirms that Washington is in retreat from the world stage. Rather than stepping up to the existential challenge before us, Trump is ducking his responsibility as the leader of the free world at a time when American leadership is vital to the future of our planet and our children. The decision to leave the Paris Agreement—a historic commitment by nearly 200 nations to meaningfully address climate change—was nothing more than a cynical ploy to appease the president’s political base. It comes at the expense of our economy, our health, and our credibility as a world leader. And it has Steve Bannon’s fingerprints all over it. In fact, this is precisely the type of nationalistic, anti-...