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Coalition’s ACT Now Plan Answers the Call for Bold Ideas to Clean Up SoCal Ports

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently challenged advocates and stakeholders working with the San Pedro Bay ports to find ways to accelerate the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) and get the dirtiest trucks off our roads in the next few years. The Coalition has answered that call with a plan that supports the mayor’s Clean Truck Program […]

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SoCal Ports Support Near-Zero-NOx Engines in Clean Air Action Plan Update

The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach held a joint community workshop to get feedback on the draft update to their Clean Air Action Plan.

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CARB Releases First Draft Plan for Ambitious 2030 Climate Goals

CARB has released an initial draft plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in California to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, as stipulated in SB 32. The Discussion Draft 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update recommends several potentially contentious strategies for reaching the state’s ambitious climate goal—the most aggressive target in North America, […]

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CDFA Rewrites Proposed Quality-Control Regulation for Natural Gas Fuels

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has substantially rewritten its proposed natural gas fuel quality-control regulation and extended the implementation date by one year. In July, the CDFA proposed mandating a minimum amount of methane in natural gas fuels by Jan. 1, 2017, and imposing labeling requirements at the pump to ensure fuel purity. […]

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CARB Proposes New SIP Measures in Strategy Workshop

At its Sept. 1 Proposed 2016 State Strategy workshop for the State Implementation Plan, CARB presented potential new SIP measures to reduce mobile source emissions and meet ozone standards, noting that existing programs achieve only two-thirds of the mandated greenhouse gas reductions in the South Coast air basin. The staff proposal calls for incentive funding […]

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CDFA Proposes Contentious Quality-Control Regulations for NGV Fuels

None of the utility companies, clean fuel providers, and other natural gas industry stakeholders spoke in favor of proposed quality-control regulations at an Aug. 11 California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) hearing. The CDFA wants to mandate the amount of methane in NGV fuels and impose labeling requirements to ensure a minimum level of […]

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