California Leads the Way

windmillsCalifornia Governor Schwarzenegger has announced plans to cap carbon dioxide emissions and establish a carbon emission market to help do so. Legislation introduced in the State Assembly would make California the first state to impose limits on the emissions of all greenhouse gases. The bill requires that carbon dioxide and other gas emissions linked to global warming be brought back to the 1990 level – reduced by 145 million tons, or 25 percent less than the current forecast, by 2020.

This dramatically demonstrates that when national leaders founder, it is up to states and individuals to lead, and emissions must be reduced so dramatically that we need to start somewhere now. Congratulations to California.

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2 Responses

  1. Glenn D says:

    This is a good first step, for the country. Other states are following the Kyoto Treaty on their own. Now , if the Fed's act, we should be on our way.

  2. GreenGOP says:

    Note that the Governator is a Republican. 4 Republican governors in the northeast have also joined an 8 state coalition to reduce CO2 emissions as well.

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