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Governor Brown to World Leaders at the Close of COP24: “Wake Up!”

SACRAMENTO – Blasting the efforts of the United States, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Russia to undermine climate science as a “suicide mission” and “criminal enterprise,” Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. tonight implored the world’s leaders to “wake up” and “take action now” in a video message released ahead of the conclusion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland (COP24). A transcript of the Governor’s video message is below: To the leaders gathered in Poland for the Conference of the Parties, this is a message from California: Wake up! The planet is burning up. Carbon emissions...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Laurence Baskin, 59, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee, where he has served since 2012. Baskin has been...

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About the Governor

Edmund G. Brown Jr. was born in San Francisco on April 7, 1938. Brown was elected California Secretary of State in 1970 and Governor in 1974 and 1978. After his governorship, Brown lectured and traveled widely, practiced law, served as California’s Democratic Party chairman and ran for president. Brown was elected Oakland Mayor in 1998 and California Attorney General in 2006. He was elected Governor again in 2010 and reelected in 2014 to serve a historic fourth term. Under Brown, California has created nearly 3 million new jobs, eliminated a $27 billion budget deficit and enacted sweeping environmental, public safety, immigration, health care, water, transportation, pension, education, housing and economic development reforms.