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Air Resources Board approves updated environmental analysis of state climate plan
SACRAMENTO - Today, the California Air Resources Board approved an updated environmental analysis of the Scoping Plan.
Approval of the updated environmental analysis (known as the Functional Equivalent Document) was also accompanied by a vote to re-approve the AB 32 Scoping Plan. The Board action came after consideration of public comment to the environmental analysis, and responses to them.
The action was taken at the conclusion of a presentation to the Board by ARB staff on the status of AB 32, providing an update on the full range of actions, measures and initiatives to achieve the reductions of greenhouse gases required under the law. These include the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, the progress on SB 375, and the forthcoming Advanced Clean Cars program to be considered by the Board later this year.
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.