Climate:

Cal EPA official talks national emissions legislation, warns of watered-down language

Just months after California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed Assembly Bill 32 into law, setting a target of a 20 percent reduction in emissions by 2020, the governor announced a plan to reduce emissions in the transportation sector by focusing on fuels. Are the targets set by the California government too aggressive? Could these plans work on a national level? During today's OnPoint, Dan Skopec, undersecretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, talks about how California's plan to reduce emissions could be implemented throughout the country. Skopec discusses how Congress is reaching out to California officials for guidance on emissions legislation. He also addresses critics' concerns that the goals set in A.B. 32 are too aggressive.