Raising Calif. GHG Targets: A Look At What's Ahead

Raising Calif. GHG Targets: A Look At What's Ahead

Sep 16, 2016

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Co-Author, Law360, September 16, 2016

One of the nation’s most ambitious greenhouse gas control laws just became 40 percent tougher.[1] On Sept. 8, 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 32 and its companion legislation, Assembly Bill 197, into law at a ceremony in Vista Hermosa Natural Park in Los Angeles.[2] Together, the bills will reduce California’s GHG emissions target to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The two bills adopt the same GHG target expressed in Gov. Brown’s 2015 executive order B-30-15.

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