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SB 1 Provision Likely to Hamper Clean Truck Regulations

The legislature passed California’s multibillion-dollar transportation bill, SB 1, with a provision that blocks rules requiring truck owners to upgrade or purchase cleaner models. It is likely to make it more difficult for port operators to move to ultralow-emission fleets.

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Coalition Sponsors Two Significant NGV Industry Bills in New Legislative Session

The Coalition is actively working on two bills, AB 476 and SB 53, that could significantly increase the market for NGVs, and closely tracking several other bills that also could drive the NGV industry forward.

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Governor Calls on Legislature to Extend Cap and Trade

Gov. Jerry Brown’s $177.1 billion proposed budget for the 2017–18 fiscal year calls on legislators to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program past 2020 and dangles disbursements from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund as a reward.

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Big Wins Mark Watershed Legislative Session for NGV Industry

Clean transportation advocates are celebrating major victories in a California legislative session marked by heated controversy over the Low Carbon Fuel Standard program and big spending by big oil on opposition campaigns. Despite that opposition, the Legislature passed ground-breaking climate change bills that support alternative fuels and vehicles and cement California’s place as a leader […]

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Legislature Moves to Allocate Cap-and-Trade Funds in Budget Bill

In a flurry of legislative scrambling, lawmakers proposed a plan for spending cap-and-trade auction proceeds just two weeks before the end of the session. AB 1613, authored by the Assembly Budget Committee, would allocate $1.2 billion of unspent Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) money, including the $500 million allocated to CARB for low-carbon transportation programs […]

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Legislature Approves Bill Extending California Climate Goals to 2030

California is about to make history again. On Wednesday, state legislators passed a climate change bill, SB 32, that extends the state’s aggressive goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 2030. In a press conference, Gov. Jerry Brown said he will sign the bill, along with its companion, AB 197. “This sweeping set of rules […]

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