California Air Resources Board
California’s largest business group filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the validity of the state’s cap-and-trade program on the eve of the first pollution permit auction.
California’s largest greenhouse gas emitters will begin buying permits in a landmark “cap-and-trade” system designed to control emissions of heat-trapping gases and to spur investment in clean technologies.
UC Berkeley researchers have recorded high levels of the carcinogen formaldehyde at dozens of Northern California day care facilities.
Gov. Jerry Brown authorized the state Air Resources Board to allow refineries to switch to winter-blend gasoline in an emergency effort to increase fuel production and reduce soaring gas prices.
Dozens of people, some wearing red “Save Our Jobs” T-shirts, packed a public meeting on Thursday to testify that a key component of California’s landmark greenhouse gas emissions law will impose enormous costs on them and consumers.
The California Air Resources Board and the California Highway Patrol were both inspecting trucks at the Port of Oakland on Wednesday, as part of a month-long campaign to ensure compliance with California’s air pollution laws.
California air regulators have unanimously passed sweeping auto emission standards that include a mandate to have 1.4 million electric and hybrid vehicles on state roads by 2025.
Truck operators said the expensive filters the Port of Oakland required them to install in lieu of buying newer model rigs that typically cost $100,000 will wind up being obsolete under new standards.
The rebates available to Californians who buy hybrid or all-electric vehicles will be smaller, but state officials hope the latest incarnation of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project will reach more motorists.
Improving fuel efficiency in California vehicles by four to six percent could create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the state, according to a nonprofit policy research organization.