Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fall for Another Year in California Even as Economy Grows

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California has continued to chip away at its greenhouse gas emissions even as its economy grows, according to new data released by state regulators on Wednesday.

Emissions fell by a third of a percent in 2015, which regulators said was equivalent to removing 300,000 vehicles from state roads for a year.

“These numbers clearly indicate that the state is on track to achieve its 2020 emission reduction goals and that California can grow its economy while continuing to fight climate change,” said a statement from Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board.

The numbers show California has become a less carbon-intensive place to live and do business, with emissions per capita and per gross domestic product falling for a few years in a row.

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