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Why cutting emissions in California is about to get harder

In the least decade, millions of acres of warehouses have been built in Fontana, California and neighboring cities in the Inland Empire. The diesel truck traffic associated with these warehouses are a contributor to a serious air pollution problem in the region.
Andrew Cullen for KPCC
Diesel truck traffic is a major contributor to a serious air pollution problem in the region.

You may have heard the good news about climate change here in California. New data shows the state met ambitious goals for cutting carbon emissions ahead of schedule -- by four years. But the main reason why we were able to slash our carbon emissions so much, so fast, is that we made the easiest cuts first. Now come the hard part.

Read more on LAist.com: Congrats, California. You Slashed Carbon Emissions By A Lot. Now The Hard Work Begins

This story is part of Elemental: Covering Sustainability, a multimedia collaboration between Cronkite News, Arizona PBS, KJZZ, KPCC, Rocky Mountain PBS and PBS SoCal.