California governor vetoes tropical deforestation bill

Read the full story from the Associated Press.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have required businesses selling certain products to the state to prove they’re not contributing to tropical deforestation.

Environmental advocates had hoped Newsom would make California the first state to limit contracts to businesses that can prove their supply chains don’t engage in the destruction of tropical forests, which is a major contributor to global climate change. But in a veto message to the state Legislature, Newsom said he rejected the legislation because it would harm small businesses.

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