Vermont Journal of Environmental Law

Volume 21 (2019-2020)

Up in the Air: Will California’s Methane Gas Mitigation Laws and Policies Lower Global Greenhouse Emissions?

Anthropogenic climate change is wreaking havoc in California. In recent years, increases in the frequency and intensity of drought, wildfires, rising sea levels, and flooding have devastated California communities and delivered a cascade of financial consequences. Arguably, the deleterious impacts of climate change in California and elsewhere have only just begun. Aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mitigation is critical to either reduce the effects of climate change or possibly even reverse its course.

Up in the Air: Will California’s Methane Gas Mitigation Laws and Policies Lower Global Greenhouse Emissions?Up in the Air: Will California’s Methane Gas Mitigation Laws and Policies Lower Global Greenhouse Emissions?