California would become the first state to impose a limit on all greenhouse gas emissions, including those from industrial plants, under a landmark deal reached Wednesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative Democrats.Given the success of California at independently regulating pollution from automobiles and driving technological advances that have improved emission performance worldwide, it seems possible that this might be the move that forces everyone else on the GHG-regulation bandwagon. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
The agreement marks a clear break with the Bush administration and puts California on a path to reducing its emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by an estimated 25 percent by 2020.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Interesting development in CA
AP reports an important development in the policy battle of regulating greenhouse gases: