L.A. councilman to propose measure to slash greenhouse gas emissions

A Los Angeles city councilman wants the city to set a new "life and death" goal for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, warning of dire consequences if government and business leaders drag their feet.

"The climate crisis is no longer out there in the future," Councilman Paul Koretz told reporters at a news conference Friday. "It's here. It's now."

Koretz said the city should set a target of cutting its emissions to 80% below its 1990 levels by 2050 -- a goal already embraced by other U.S. cities including Boston and San Francisco.

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