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County Supervisors OK Developing New Climate Action Plan

01/13/21

 

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Wednesday to develop a new climate action plan that focuses on accomplishing zero carbon emissions within 15 years, helping communities with environmental challenges such as poor air quality and supporting a "green" economy.

The board directed Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer to create the plan with public input, in the form of hearings. Robbins-Meyer was directed to update the board on a monthly basis during the development process.

Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, who proposed the new plan with board Chairman Nathan Fletcher. said the county "should give the climate emergency the urgency it deserves."

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Fletcher said that along with greenhouse gas emissions and equity, the county can realize a future with good green jobs and a reduction in vehicle miles for commuters. READ MORE