The California Air Resources Board unanimously adopted its Scoping Plan to implement the sweeping changes in greenhouse gas emission dictated by AB 32.
As envisaged by the Scoping Plan, the state’s greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by 15% over the next 12 years. Although it seems to lay out targets for most sectors of the economy, there are some sectors that are missing, like aircraft and airports. All told, it amounts to an average cut of four tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases for every person in the state.
The Scoping Plan, which will be implemented over the next two years, puts California at the forefront of national climate policy at a time when President-elect Barack Obama has vowed to put control of greenhouse gas emissions at the top of his environmental agenda.
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