California reaches greenhouse gas reduction goal ahead of schedule

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    California's greenhouse gas emissions have reportedly fallen below 1990 levels, which means the state met its goal to reduce emissions years ahead of schedule.

    “California set the toughest emissions targets in the nation, tracked progress and delivered results,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.

    Brown was referring to a California law that mandated that emissions levels return to 1990 levels by 2020. The next phase of the law is for emissions to get 40 percent below that marker by 2030.
    The California Air Resources Board also announced that pollution levels were down 13 percent since their peak in 2004, according to AP. The board noted that pollution levels dropping by that much is the equivalent of taking about 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a year.
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