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CA Meets GHG Reduction Goal Years Early

California Meets Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal Years Early

The Press Democrat | July 12, 2018
By Christopher Weber

LOS ANGELES — California greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels, meeting an early target years ahead of schedule and putting the state well on its way toward reaching long-term goals to fight climate change, officials said Wednesday.

The California Air Resources Board announced pollution levels were down 13 percent since their 2004 peak — as the economy grew 26 percent since that year. The achievement was roughly equal to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons (22.7 billion liters) of gasoline a year, the board said.

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Chairwoman Mary D. Nichols called it "great news for the health of Californians, the state's environment and its economy."

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