The California Air Resources Board has signed off on an updated plan to comply with the goals of AB 32. That's the state's landmark global warming law, which requires California to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.
The plan is called a "scoping plan" - and it includes everything from the state's cap-and-trade program to low carbon fuel standards for vehicles. The cap-and-trade efforts hit a bump in the road earlier this year when a judge ruled the state hadn't fully evaluated environmental alternatives. So the Air Resources Board updated its environmental analysis - and approved that, along with an updated scoping plan.