California is always the state to watch. Gov. Schwarzenegger has announced Green House Gas emission targets.
The Governor signed Executive Order S-3-05 which establishes these GHG targets and charges the California Environmental Protection Agency secretary with the coordination of the oversight of efforts to achieve them.
"California will continue to be a leader in the fight against global warming and protecting our environment. Today I am establishing clear and ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our state to protect our many natural resources, public health, agriculture and diverse landscape," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "By working together we can meet the needs of both our economy and environment. Together we can continue California's environmental heritage and legacy of leadership in innovation in cutting-edge technology."
The targets the Governor announced today call for a reduction of GHG emissions to 2000 levels by 2010; a reduction of GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020; and a reduction of GHG emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.