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CARB Approves SCAQMD Air Quality Plan and Updated State Implementation Plan

CARB has approved two critical plans that establish the “next generation” of emission controls needed to improve California’s air quality: the South Coast AQMD’s 2016 Air Quality Management Plan and the updated 2016 State Strategy for the State Implementation Plan.

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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’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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