Bill for New Emissions-Reduction Goal Advances in California (1)

June 4, 2021, 1:18 AM; Updated: June 4, 2021, 1:37 AM

California’s Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would set a new goal of reducing 1990 greenhouse gas emission levels by 90% by 2045.

The bill (A.B. 1395) also would codify a goal for the state to become carbon neutral as soon as possible but no later than 2045, and then maintain net negative emissions thereafter.

“We know that if we don’t meet carbon neutrality by or before 2045 we will miss the point of no return,” said Assembly member Al Muratsuchi (D), who authored the bill.

The bill also would require state agencies to work with universities, ...

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