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League Submits Comments to ARB for 2030 Scoping Plan

Air Resources Board is Currently Reviewing Public Comment for Long-Term Plan

May 5, 2017
The League of California Cities® recently submitted comments to the Air Resources Board (ARB) on the draft of the 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan Update.
The draft was released on Jan. 20, 2017. Once finalized, this scoping plan will establish a proposed framework of action for California to meet the climate target of a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The scoping plan reflects policy measures, regulations, planning efforts, and investments in clean technologies and infrastructure the Administration believes will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
This update to the scoping plan follows Gov. Jerry Brown’s Executive Order B-30-15 establishing a GHG reduction target for California of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. State agencies were directed to implement measures to achieve reductions of GHG emissions to meet the 2030 target. Subsequently, ARB was directed to update the AB 32 Scoping Plan to reflect the 2030 target.
The League’s submitted comments reflected its ongoing commitment to working collaboratively with ARB to find solutions to achieve the GHG emission reduction goal, without putting undue regulatory or fiscal strain on cities.
ARB is currently taking into consideration the public comments they received from the draft scoping plan and will finalize the formal 2030 Scoping Plan at their board meeting on June 22-23, 2017. The League will continue to provide updates on the formal 2030 Scoping Plan and its implications for cities.

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