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Republican mayor pushes climate action, wants solar on new homes

A Republican mayor in Southern California who sees climate change as an urgent threat wants to mandate solar on new homes. Mayor R. Rex Parris of Lancaster, Calif., pushed for the requirement -- believed to be the first of its kind in the nation -- because "there isn't any greater crisis facing the world today" than global warming.

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