Skip to comments.California sets tough new targets to cut emissions (MoonBeam goes off the deep end .. officially)
Posted on 04/29/2015 6:21:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order to bring down emissions to 40% below 1990 levels, in the next 15 years.
The US state was already one of the most ambitious in its previous targets and has forced companies to pay for their carbon pollution.
Mr Brown said the new target must be met for the sake of future generations.
He called the plan "the most aggressive benchmark enacted by any government in North America to reduce dangerous carbon emissions".
There were few details about how he intends to meet this target, but the governor has previously talked about increasing renewable electricity sources, reducing petrol use in vehicles and improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings.
Mr Brown mentioned by name some sectors that will have to reduce emissions - industry, agriculture and energy, plus state and local governments.
"With this order, California sets a very high bar for itself and other states and nations, but it's one that must be reached - for this generation and generations to come,'' he said in a statement.
California is the second-biggest producer of carbon dioxide through fossil fuels among US states. The Sequoia National Park is usually snow-covered in April
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Norms he went off deep end long time ago Our Hippie guru governor
No water. No coal. No electricity. No driving. No f@rting.
Glad I ESCAPED California in 1982! :)
for the sake of future geneatiosn.. screw the generations that have endured liebral policies for years ala Baltimore
The big LIe.. lives..
He did diddly his first go around as Gub,, now,, he has to act like he cares.
California Uber Alles.
Looking forward to the businesses in California that will relocate to free states.
I have the sweetest memories of California.
Failed policies Failed legacies..
The DemocRatic way.
Hey, I got an idea for mooney....... all he has to do is require more hydrogen vehicles, which only emit water vapors. He could stop globull warming and solve the water crisis with just one new exec order.
It rocked !! and rolled!! and rocked!!
and then went over the edge..
What a ride!!
His first two terms he brought unions into state government employment causing the need for all this massive taxation.
It would have been better for California if Jerry’s parents never met.
Should be easy if the drought continues.
Arizona is business friendly, and only an hour way from San Diego or Newport Beach. Just sayin' . . .
KKKalifornia is dying because of their emissions cutting. They are the most polluted state in the country and every time they do this it gets worse.
They will need lots more illegals to carry the palanquins of the elite.
I wonder if MoonBeam ever lunches with Elon Musk or Tim Cook?
he says he is in touch..
Methinks his dog has a better nose and ears than he
In related news, AZ announced it’s soil was shown to cure homosexuality rendering unfit for many wishing to relocate from California.
There is almost no smog to speak of in the SF Bay Area anymore. Certainly compared to 35 years ago. It is clean enough. There is no evidence that anyone or anything is being damaged by auto emissions in this state.
Any measures to clean it further will certainly be the final nail in the local economy's coffin.
I used to think that the brown layer you descended into dropping into Cajon Pass around 1997 was air pollution but then I realized it was simply liberal stench. Same thing really.
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