Thursday, August 31, 2006

Not Cool

With his own President. It's a start, however. A good start.
California made a bold move to curb global warming by passing on Thursday the United States' first bill to cap man-made greenhouse gas emissions which state leaders hope will be emulated across the country.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, frustrated by lack of action by fellow Republican President George W. Bush on reducing heat-trapping gases, teamed up with the state's Democratic majority on the landmark bill and will sign it next month.

The bill cleared its last legislative hurdle in the State Assembly in a 46-31 vote, with opposition from Schwarzenegger's own Republican Party.

The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 puts California at the forefront of the fight against climate change along with the European Union, and increases pressure on Washington to place mandatory caps rather than the voluntary ones favored by Bush.

California aims to reduce its emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, a cut of around 25 percent. The biggest sources of heat-trapping gases, like power plants and cement makers, will be required to report their emissions.

1 comment:

BurdockBoy said...

I'm glad to see that California is at least making an attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I'm a bit leary of how well it will be enforced though. Ca has an independent clean resources board that should do the enforcing, but I'm not sure what the final bill says....
I wonder how this will effect Mr Arnold's reelection?