California governor orders aggressive greenhouse gas cuts by 2030

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 29, 2015 10:14 AM

(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order on Wednesday to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, his office said in a statement.

The targeted reduction was tied to 1990 levels and is "the most aggressive benchmark enacted by any government in North America to reduce dangerous carbon emissions," the statement said.

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(Reporting by Laila Kearney in New York; Editing by Susan Heavey)