Calif. Poised to Pass Tougher Emissions Law
Aug. 25, 2016—The California Senate and Assembly have voted approval for a bill to cut greenhouse-gas discharges to 40 percent of 1990 levels by 2030, according to a report from Automotive News. The bill is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown, who says he intends to sign the bill.
The bill builds on a 2006 measure that gave California the nation’s strictest program to limit emissions and counter climate-change. That measure limited discharges from cars and industry. It required businesses to purchase pollution credits via auction. The goal of that measure was to reduce emissions levels to equal those of 1990 by 2020.
"With these bills, California’s charting a clear path on climate beyond 2020 and we’ll continue to work to shore up the cap-and-trade program, reduce super pollutants and direct more investment to disadvantaged communities," Brown said in a statement, according to Automotive News.