Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Schwarzenegger to unveil global warming plan

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to unveil emmissions goals at the United Nations World Environmental Day Conference in San Francisco. The goals, set forth in an executive order, call for reducing the state's emissions to 2000 levels by 2010, 1990 levels by 2020 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The executive order also establishes a "Climate Action Team" responsible for meeting those goals.

The policy, seemingly at odds with the Bush administration's established posistion, is billed as a voluntary solution as opposed to a bill passed by the California Assembly earlier this week. The Assembly bill calls for a mandatory 7 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2010.