New Marin 'climate plan' declares war on greenhouse gas

A new "climate action plan" providing a "blueprint for a more sustainable future" aims to curb greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent in Marin's unincorporated areas by 2020, a goal that is among the most ambitious in the nation.

That's roughly the equivalent of removing 20,000 cars from the road or reducing gasoline consumption 11 million gallons each year, the report calculated.

"Climate change is our single biggest challenge as a community and society," Supervisor Katie Rice said. "The climate plan is aggressive and ambitious, but doable and appropriate given the seriousness of the issue. ... (It) should be our number one priority." The plan highlights the importance of aggressive action to curb gas emissions while launching efforts to prepare for volatile weather changes that will make Marin a far different place in the distant future.

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