Boosting the Benefits
Improving Air Quality and Health by Reducing Global Warming Pollution in California
California has the opportunity to combat global warming while simultaneously improving air quality and public health throughout the state. Measures being considered under the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) could save hundreds of lives and prevent thousands of other negative health impacts each year -- saving billions of dollars in healthcare costs. NRDC analysis shows that strategies for reducing global warming pollution -- cleaner cars and trucks, energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart growth -- also reduce air pollution and bring tremendous short- and long-term health "co-benefits." California must adopt regulations that will boost the benefits for its citizens and for our climate.
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Appendix A: Co-Benefits Analysis Methods
Appendix B: Power Plants, Petroleum Refineries and Cement Kilns Included in Maps
Maps of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emisssions and Co-pollutant Health Impacts from Selected Industrial Facilities
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|LOS ANGELES AREA1.4 MB pdf||SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA2 MB pdf|
last revised 6/23/2008
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