CARB, Gov. Jerry Brown, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and 21 other attorneys general have formally rejected the Trump administration’s proposal to loosen greenhouse gas emission standards and fuel efficiency rules.
As the CEC prepares the final draft of its 2017 Integrated Energy Policy Report, the CNGVC and the Coalition for Renewable Gas are urging staff to make bolder recommendations for the use of RNG by government agencies.
Calling it their boldest strategy yet for cleaning up the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the ports’ joint Boards of Harbor Commissioners passed the final Clean Air Action Plan 2017 update on Nov. 2.
CARB has proposed amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard regulation, including increases in carbon intensity values for CNG and RNG, that may impede the growth of RNG production in California, Coalition leaders say.
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.
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.