New Report Gives California Good Grades For Fighting Global Warming

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, December 3, 2009
A new report released in advance of the Copenhagen summit on global warming gives California and a few other states good grades for curbing greenhouse gases.

Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley reports...
The report released by the group “Environment California” says California and five other states are doing more than Congress to reduce greenhouse gasses linked to climate change.  

Linda Adams is Secretary of California’s EPA. 

She says states are moving ahead despite critics who say that the effort is costing people jobs during the recession...
Adams: “With all the federal stimulus money coming in for energy efficiency it would be foolish to invest in dirty technologies when we have the opportunity to invest in clean technologies...”
California lawmakers approved legislation to lower the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to their 1990 levels by 2020. 

Similar laws have been approved in Hawaii, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland. 

Governor Schwarzenegger is scheduled to give a speech at the global warming summit in Copenhagen.