State Board to Hold Public Meeting in S.D. on Combating Global Warming
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The California Air Resources Board meets in San Diego today. The board is taking suggestions and explaining proposals on the state's plan to combat global warming. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
The states greenhouse gas emissions law requires California to roll back the emissions to 1990 levels - and to do that by 2020.
The board's staff will explain a draft proposal to meet that goal.
The plan recommends increasing the use of energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass.
Other proposals include reducing the amount of carbon in gasoline and capturing methane gas at landfills and dairies.
The plan is expected to guide policies for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change.
The policies are expected to be rolled out over the next three years.
The air resources board will also take public comment on the plan.
Ed Joyce, KPBS News.