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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Big Oil Companies Back California Referendum to Repeal Climate Change Regulations
31 Oct 2010
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Big Oil Companies Back California Referendum to Repeal Climate Change Regulations

Interview with Dan Newman, co-founder and director of, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

In 2006, California passed a ground-breaking law to address climate change, known as AB-32 or the Global Warming Solutions Act. In the face of inaction by the federal government on climate change, this state law requires California to reduce its global warming emissions -- including carbon dioxide and five other gases -- to 1990 levels by 2020. That would be a 25 percent reduction over current levels and would put California in compliance with requirements specified in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which the U.S. never ratified.

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