California Tightens Climate Change Rules Under Bills Signed By Governor

"California will tighten controls on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, factories and public utilities under a pair of bills signed on Thursday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.

The measures in the most populous U.S. state would extend by 10 years California's main greenhouse gas reduction program and beef up oversight of the state agency charged with implementing it.

"Climate change is real, and knowing that, California is taking action," Brown said.

The bills, which were opposed by most Republicans, extend the state's greenhouse gas emissions reduction program to 2030 and require a reduction in carbon emissions to 40 percent below the level released in 1990."

Alex Dobuzinskis reports for Reuters September 8, 2016.

Source: Reuters, 09/09/2016