California governor orders aggressive greenhouse gas cuts by 2030

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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.

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