SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — California’s effort to halt climate change is winning hearts and minds, among Assembly Democrats who’d previously opposed it.
In 2006, the state set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.READ MORE: Update: Fawn Fire Near Redding Grows To 7,500 Acres Overnight; Firefighters Look To Cooler Weather
Now, the Assembly has passed a bill that extends the effort by ten years – and sets a NEW goal of reducing emissions to forty percent BELOW 1990 levels by 2030.READ MORE: Students Demand Climate Action In March Down San Francisco's Market Street - 'Need To Make An Immediate Change'
Supporters say this would help further define California’s role as a leader in combating climate change. Opponents are worried about its impact on gas prices and the economy.MORE NEWS: Public Health Officials, NBA Bench Unvaccinated Warriors Star Andrew Wiggins For Chase Center Games
The bill now goes back to the Senate.