CARB Sets Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

Recently we reported that the Southern California Association of Governments' board had rejected emission reduction targets proposed by the California Air Resources Board. Good news, right?

Unfortunately, the California Air Resources Board didn't see it the same way.

CARB has now approved the higher GHG reduction targets for 2020 and 2035 for each of the 18 metropolitan planning organizations in the state.  The six-county area that covers SCAG will be required to reduce the per capita greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks 8% between 2005 and 2020 and – tentatively (subject to further determination next February) – by 13% between 2005 and 2035, according to the targets set by CARB.

This issue will have a drastic impact on land use planning in California. Need to know more? The BILD Foundations will focus the majority of its 9th Annual Conference next week (October 6) on SB 375 and this GHG reduction issue, along with water supply issues. Find out more about the conference program and how to register below. We highly recommend this conference!!

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