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Report calls for fossil fuel reductions

SANTA CRUZ -- Californians will spend trillions of dollars over the next two decades to sustain their dependence on fossil fuels, according to a report by an environmental advocacy group released Tuesday.

The state will spend $2.9 trillion on oil, coal and other fossil fuels by 2030 states the report, titled "The High Cost of Fossil Fuels: Why America Can't Afford to Depend on Dirty Energy."

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

The High Cost of Fossil Fuels

Between 2010 and 2030, California will spend as much as $2,911 billion on oil, coal, and other fossil fuels - 2.9 times the total earnings of all California workers in 2007. At the same time, pollution from fossil fuels is the number one source of air and global warming pollution and a leading source of water pollution, said Environment California Research and Policy Center's in their new report.

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California's fossil fuel use slated to grow

California will spend up to $2,911.1 billion on fossil fuels such as oil and coal between 2010 and 2030, according to a new study released Tuesday by the advocacy group Environment California. 

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Clean Energy, Bright Future

This report provides specific recommendations in support of the president-elect’s efforts to ensure a green economic recovery and estimates the environmental benefits of those recommendations. These proposals, when fully implemented over the next decade, would reduce annual global warming pollution by nearly 10 percent below current levels and reduce oil consumption equivalent to taking one million cars off the road each year.

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Group seeks green focus in recovery plan

SAN MARCOS -- An environmental group held several news conferences around the state Thursday, including one in North County, to release a report that calls on President-elect Barack Obama and Congress to invest $142 billion in green energy and transportation.

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