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SB-12 California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: emissions limit.

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Existing law, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the State Air Resources Board (ARB) as the State agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Under the act, the ARB is required to approve a statewide GHG limit equivalent to the statewide GHG emissions level in 1990 to be achieved by 2020 and to ensure that statewide GHG emissions are reduced to at least 40% below the 1990 level by no later than December 31, 2030.

This bill would require the ARB to ensure that statewide GHG emissions are reduced to at least 55% below the 1990 level by no later than December 31, 2030.

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