California Adopts State-wide Policy to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

James Temple, of the San Francisco Chronicle, writes about one of the first state-level global warming plans to get serious about emission. It's very much in line with CNU's 2030 Communities Campaign at http://cnu.org/climate.

From the San Francisco Chronicle: "A sweeping plan to carry out California's landmark law to fight global warming, made public Thursday by the state's air board, addresses a problem that planning groups say has been overlooked in most federal legislation: suburban sprawl.

The draft plan, which seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 30 percent by 2020, encourages local governments to create land-use and transportation plans that help them meet reduction targets.

The idea is to discourage driving by concentrating development in urban areas near transit, jobs and retail or by laying out suburbs more efficiently."

Read the full story at: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/27/MNKN11EU9J.DTL

Read the California ARB press release at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/newsrel/nr062608.htm

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