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News Briefs | 04.25.16

CARB Releases Plan for Slashing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants CARB has released a new draft of its strategy for cutting short-lived climate pollutants. Designed to once again put California in the lead, the strategy lays out regulations and incentives to reduce total methane emissions 40 percent and fluorinated gases and black carbon emissions 50 percent by […]

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News Briefs | 04.11.16

South Coast AQMD Will Petition U.S. EPA for Stricter Standards The South Coast Air Quality Management District board voted March 4 to petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for stricter emission standards for heavy-duty trucks. The SCAQMD will ask the federal government to adopt a near-zero emission standard for trucks, similar to the one that […]

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News Briefs | 03.28.16

Bay Area Air District Releases $90 Million for 2016 Grant Programs The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has allocated more than $90 million in grants and incentives for projects that reduce motor vehicle air pollution in the Bay Area, including replacing or converting diesel engines in trucks and buses and purchasing lower-emission school buses. […]

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News Briefs | 03.14.16

South Coast AQMD Ousts Executive Director The 13-member board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District voted 7–6 on March 4 to dismiss longtime executive director Barry Wallerstein. The board also reaffirmed their December vote for a weaker emission reduction target for the largest industrial sources of pollution in the region. A new Republican […]

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News Briefs | 02.29.16

Joint Oversight Hearing Asks CARB for Metrics In a joint oversight hearing on Feb. 22, the Assembly Transportation Committee and Senate Transportation and Housing Committee asked CARB to develop metrics for each of its 50 transportation-related regulatory and incentive programs. Committee members want metrics for each program’s objectives, progress made toward them, costs, and program […]

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