EJ Groups Seek Direct Pollution Cuts In California’s GHG ‘Scoping Plan’

June 10, 2021
Environmental justice (EJ) groups are urging California officials to prioritize direct air pollution cuts from major industrial sources in disadvantaged communities as part of an updated “scoping plan” to achieve the state’s lofty greenhouse gas-reduction goal for 2030 and its 2045 “carbon neutrality” target, signaling future debate over the use of “market-based” mechanisms that EJ groups generally oppose. “Unfortunately, California’s scoping plan over the years has not made the progress to cut greenhouse gas emissions from oil refineries, according to...

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