Guverner Kalifornije Arnold Schwarzenegger se je prvi odzval na pobudo društva Planet Zemlja

Društvo Planet Zemlja je prejelo odgovor na pobudo o dopolnitvah ukrepov za zmanjševanje onesnaževanja z omejevanjem oglaševanja in promocije izdelkov, ki obremenjujejo okolje od Guvernerja ameriške zvezne države Kalifornija Arnolda Schwarzeneggerja. V svojem odgovoru Guverner poudarja svojo zavezo za zmanjševanje obremenjevanja okolja in boj proti klimatskim spremembam ter navaja pomembnejše aktivnosti zadnjega časa, ki se jih lotevajo v Kaliforniji, ki velja za zvezno državo, ki je sprejela najostrejša pravila glede obremenjevanja okolja v ZDA. V društvu Planet Zemlja smo zadovoljni z dejstvom, da Guverner Schwarzenegger vidi prihodnost razvoja te zvezne države v zelenih – čistih tehnologijah in te možnosti primerja celo z razvojnim preskokom, ki ga je državi pred desetletji omogočila računalniška industrija v Silicijevi dolini. Guverner je še s petimi sosednjimi zveznimi državami ustanovil tudi Zahodno-ameriško iniciativo za boj proti klimatskih spremembam. Seveda v društvu nismo pričakovali, da bi se Guverner lahko v tako kratkem času na našo pobudo tudi bolj konkretno odzval, vendar smo veseli, da bo pobudo s sodelavci preučil.

V nadaljevanju objavljamo odziv Guvernerja Schwarzeneggerja v angleščini:

Thank you for your email on an issue I take to heart – fighting global climate change. I appreciate that you took the time to share your concern about the impact global climate change has on California.

I’m committed to addressing this issue – we know the science, we see the threat and the time for action is now. That’s why I worked with members of our Legislature to pass the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). AB 32 established California as a national leader in the fight against climate change. We established a program for the capping and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and California is set to reduce GHG emissions to 2000 levels by 2010, to 1990 levels by 2020 and to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

While California leads the way, we must work with our neighbors in the fight. I’ve partnered with the governors of Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona to create the Western Regional Climate Action Initiative, a joint strategy to combat global climate change. Like AB 32, the agreement establishes a regional cap and reduction program for GHG emissions, as well as a framework for developing a similar national program.

To reduce GHG emissions and also decrease California’s reliance on foreign oil, I have established the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) for transportation. By 2020, the LCFS will reduce the carbon intensity of California’s transportation fuels by at least 10 percent – the same as removing 3 million cars from the road.

Through our efforts to fight climate change, we can secure both a stronger economy and a cleaner environment for future generations. Our programs foster economic growth by promoting the development of green technology. As the computer industry and the Internet built the economy of Silicon Valley, green-clean technology can be the next great economic wave for California.

Thanks again for your interest in climate change and for writing to share your thoughts. I truly appreciate your personal commitment to the future.

Sincerely,
Arnold Schwarzenegger