State Report Says California Won’t Meet its Climate Goals Because of Too Much Driving. What Are the Alternatives?
West Coast Land Use and Environment attorney Jennifer Hernandez was a featured guest on 89.3KPCC's AirTalk. Discussion centered around California's 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission target and climate goals.
Although air quality has improved over the years, the high amount of driving done by the state's residents is counterproductive—even with electric car sales on the rise. Additionally, smog levels remain extremely high and wildfires in the region are contributing to poorer quality of air. According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), in order to meet their goals, miles driven in the state would have to be cut by a quarter.