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Public comment sought on Gov. Brown’s climate change plan

The public has a chance to weigh in on a statewide climate change plan ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Earlier this year, Brown issued an executive order requiring California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to 40 percent below 1990 levels. It sets the most aggressive climate change goals in the nation.

On Friday, the state Natural Resources Agency said it was seeking public comment on a draft report that lays out a blueprint for actions state agencies have taken and still need to take to meet the 2030 target. Brown’s order requires agencies to factor climate change into planning and investment decisions.

“This draft report gathers in one place all of the actions unfolding across state government to help build our resiliency in the face of climate change,” John Laird, state secretary for natural resources, said in a prepared statement.

The Natural Resources Agency will accept public comment on the draft through the end of November. Two public meetings – one in Sacramento, the other in Los Angeles – will be held later this month to gather feedback. To read the report and submit comments, visit http://resources.ca.gov/climate/safeguarding/.

Ryan Sabalow: 916-321-1264, @ryansabalow

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