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California Risks Missing 2030 Climate Target, State Agency Says

Jan. 4, 2023, 10:01 PM

California’s climate plan “lacks a clear strategy” to make an ambitious statutory greenhouse gas emissions cut by 2030, a state agency report released Wednesday said.

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) review said the state climate plan’s lack of details has “major downsides” that could threaten “California’s ability to serve as an effective model for other jurisdictions or demonstrate global leadership.”

The nonpartisan office advised the Legislature on the state’s amped up climate blueprint, which is designed to cut emissions by 48% by 2030. The state’s air regulator, the California Air Resources Board, adopted the plan in December.

The LAO ...