Plan adopted to reduce greenhouse gas emissons in California’s Bay Area

By on April 11, 2014
Earth and Atmosphere News

The air pollution board in California’s Bay Area has adopted a 10-point program that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the area by 80 percent, the Marin Independent Journal reported.

The program establishes a series of actions the Bay Area Air Quality Management District will take in coming years. The 80 percent reduction goal is part of a larger effort established by the state, and has a deadline of 2050.

The district will work with city, county, state and federal entities to ensure the state goals are met on time. The district will also consider altering existing industrial and business pollution rules to stem greenhouse gases.

In 1990, the Bay Area produced 87.7 million tons of greenhouse gases. The state and district’s goal would cut emissions to 17.5 million tons.


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