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New poll finds Californians support more green policies, but Republicans aren't on board

SAN JOSE, Calif. More than 60 percent of Californians including a majority in every region of the state, from the inland areas to the coast say global warming is already affecting California, a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California finds. But one group of Californians is much less convinced: Republicans. A majority say they don't believe that climate change is happening and that they don't think it will be a serious problem in the future. They also support expanding fossil fuel production from increasing offshore oil drilling along California's coast to expanding fracking. "There are very strong and persistent partisan differences," said Mark...

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