Not enough or too far? California climate plan pleases few

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Pediatrician Amanda Millstein, joins with other climate activists demonstrating outside a hearing of the California Air Resources Board in Sacramento, Thursday, June 23. The board was taking public testimony on a plan that outlines how the state will achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. AP photo/Rich Pedroncelli photo
Kathleen RonayneThe Associated PressHeat waves and drought gripping California highlight the urgency to slash fossil fuel use and remove planet-warming emissions from the air, a top state official said Thursday, June 23, during discussions of a new plan for the state to reach its climate goals.“I think every single Californian today knows that we’re living through a climate emergency,” Jared Blumenfeld, secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, said.He spoke as the California Air Resources Board opened a hearing on a plan for the nation’s most populous state to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. It means the state would remove as much carbon from the air as it emits. The timeline is among the most ambitious in the nation and in the world, but few
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