After 10 years of work, California appears poised to meet its first set of global warming goals, cutting greenhouse gas emissions back to 1990 levels by 2020. Now comes the hard part. California air pollution regulators on Friday released their initial plan for slashing emissions another 40 percent by 2030, a target Gov. Jerry Brown enshrined in law this year. The plan, drafted by the California Air Resources Board, calls for keeping the state’s troubled cap-and-trade program, a market for pollution permits that is under attack in court and faces uncertain legislative support. But the plan also would slap new regulations on oil refineries to cut their greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent, either by installing more efficient equipment or changing the grades of crude they process. The board also examined ways to meet California’s 2030 emissions goal without cap and trade, with one alternative including a carbon tax. But the alternatives, according to the board’s analysis, appear less likely to hit the emissions target. ALSO By Nanette AsimovCalifornia college leaders urge Trump to keep DACAPoliticsBy Heather KnightSF Supervisor Campos to seek funding to block deportationsPoliticsBy Emily GreenSF programs at risk under sanctuary city defunding The plan’s release comes as California… Read full this story
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