SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday abruptly canceled his trip to the United Nations Climate Change Conference because of unspecified “family obligations,” according to a spokeswoman in his office.

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference on Oct. 20, 2021 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Getty Images)

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Newsom was scheduled to attend the event next week in Glasgow, Scotland, to highlight his administration’s climate change actions. That includes a proposed ban on the sale of all new gas-powered cars in the state by 2035, a ban on all oil drilling by 2045 and outlawing the sale of new gas-powered lawn equipment by 2024 or whenever state regulators determine is feasible.

Newsom was to lead a California delegation that included his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and 14 other legislators and some of the state’s top environmental regulators.

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Newsom spokeswoman Erin Mellon said Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, a fellow Democrat, will now lead the delegation.

Mellon said Newsom “will be participating virtually, focusing on California’s landmark climate change policies.”

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