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newsrel -- MEDIA ADVISORY: ARB Press Conference Posted: 29 May 2007 14:23:27
Hello Please consider the following ARB media advisory for tomorrow's press conference, The press conference will address Federal EPA's hearing on our request for authority to enforce our regulations curbing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. Thank You Dimitri Stanich ARB/PIO ________________________________________________________________ Release 07-19 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2007 CONTACT: Gennet Paauwe Dimitri Stanich 916) 322-2990 www.arb.ca.gov MEDIA ADVISORY ARB Press Conference Federal EPA Hearing on Greenhouse Gas Rule Sacramento: The Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a press conference prior to a Federal EPA hearing at Cal/EPA headquarters. The ARB will present concerns regarding its request for authority to implement regulations curbing greenhouse gas emissions from new automobiles beginning in 2009. WHAT: ARB press conference on authority to curb greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles WHO: * Attorney General Jerry Brown - State of California * Hon. Fabian Nunez - Speaker, California Assembly (invited) * Hon. Don Perata - President Pro Tem, California Senate (invited) * Former Assembly member Fran Pavley * California Air Resources Board Chair - Dr. Bob Sawyer * Mayor Rocky Anderson - Salt Lake City * Mayor Heather Fargo - Sacramento * Alan Lloyd - former ARB Chair and former CalEPA Secy. * Sec. Ron Curry - New Mexico Environment Department WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m WHERE: California Environmental Protection Headquarters Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd floor 1001 I Street Sacramento CA 95814 The Federal Clean Air Act requires that all California air quality regulations more stringent than the federal standards must have a waiver granting authority. Wednesday's hearing will consider public testimony on ARB's waiver request to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. The regulation requires that emissions be reduced by 30 percent by 2016. The rule will begin with the 2009 model year vehicles. ARB argues that the technology already exists and is being used in various other vehicle applications and the auto industry should integrate this technology specifically to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Wednesday's hearing will allow the public and stakeholders to voice concerns as the Federal EPA deliberates its decision. The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards. #####