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California Adopts Landmark Regulatory Plan To Meet 2030 GHG Target

California air regulators have adopted a landmark, multi-faceted regulatory plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the state's 2030 target of 40 percent below 1990 levels, marking another milestone in the Golden State's ongoing effort to lead the nation in fighting climate change.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is said to have submitted to the White House a plan for shuttering the agency's regional offices and replacing them with smaller offices in all 50 states, a knowledgeable source says, which could revive controversial debates over possible regional office closures that drew bipartisan push-back earlier this year.

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) says a proposed Clean Air Act settlement with ExxonMobil, which top EPA officials have touted as a sign of their commitment to enforcement, may be unlawful and may not achieve the emissions reductions Administrator Scott Pruitt and others officials have claimed.

The California Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) is outlining several major issues state lawmakers should track as air regulators craft key changes to the post-2020 greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, including a first-time ceiling on allowance prices, a potential “oversupply” of compliance credits and new limits on the use of offset credits.