Edward Parson and Alex Wang in The Daily Bruin: Some faculty hope UC, US will take more aggressive action to combat climate change
Some UCLA faculty said the United States and the University of California should take more progressive steps to fight climate change. The U.S. could use the power of the federal government to enact progressive reforms that are more effective at fighting climate change beyond simply signing back onto the agreement, said environmental law professor Edward Parson. The government should pass federal laws to supplement the Clean Air Act and provide regulatory authority to control greenhouse gas emissions, Parson said. It should also limit fossil fuel production to bring emissions down, he added.