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California slashes emissions, hits major greenhouse gas goal years early

California slashes emissions hits major greenhouse gas goal years early SFChronicle com
Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in California. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle 2017

San Francisco Chronicle

In a major win for California’s fight against global warming, the state appears to have hit its first target for cutting greenhouse gases — and it reached the goal early. Data released Wednesday by the California Air Resources Board show that the state’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 2.7 percent in 2016 — the latest year available — to 429.4 million metric tons.