California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say California greenhouse gas emissions have fallen below 1990 levels, putting the state well on its way toward meeting long-term goals to fight climate change.

The state Air Resources Board announced Wednesday that pollution levels are down 13 percent since their 2004 peak — as the economy grew 26 percent since that year.

The agency says greenhouse gas emissions dropped 2.7 percent in 2016 — the latest year available — to about 430 million metric tons....

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