Schwarzenegger Signs Global Warming Bill
Posted on Sep 27, 2006
Californina today became the first state in the country to impose a mandatory cap on greenhouse gases. The new law commits the state to a 25% reduction by 2020.
California moved to the front of local government efforts to fight global warming today when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation calling for a reduction of greenhouse gases.
The bill commits the state to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 25% by 2020. Greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere and cause global warming.
At an elaborate signing ceremony at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, Schwarzenegger put pen to paper, a scene he will repeat later today at a second ceremony scheduled for Pepperdine University.
“We simply must do everything we can in our power to slow down global warming before it is too late,” Schwarzenegger said.
From California Resources Agency