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newsclips -- CARB Newsclips for July 18, 2017.

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 14:46:57
CARB Newsclips for July 18, 2017. 

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to
participate in a public workshop July 19 & 20, 2017 to discuss
concepts for a regulatory revision intended to clarify
California’s racing vehicle definition.  Pursuant to California
law, racing vehicles, defined as competition vehicles not used on
public highways, are exempt from emissions control requirements.


The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) is pleased to announce
that the Dairy and Livestock Working Group Subgroup #1 (Fostering
Markets for Non-Digester Projects) will hold its kickoff meeting
on July 17, 2017.
Date: July 17, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location:  CA Department of Food and Agriculture Building, Main
1220 N Street, Sacramento
More information on Subgroup #1 can be found at:


The Air Resources Board (ARB) announces the launch of its new
California Dairy and Livestock GHG Reduction Working Group (Dairy
Working Group) and Subgroup list serves that will provide
interested stakeholders with up-to-date information about current
activities and processes.  Sign-up for the main Dairy Working
Group process List Serve:


California Extends Climate Bill, Handing Gov. Jerry Brown a
Victory. California lawmakers voted Monday to extend a
cap-and-trade program until 2030, ending a legislative standoff
that had threatened a critical component of the state’s
pioneering efforts to reduce climate-altering emissions. The
measure was approved by a two-thirds majority in both the
Assembly and the Senate, a margin that Gov. Jerry Brown, a







How did your lawmaker vote on California's climate change
program? California legislators approved an extension of the
state's signature climate change program known as cap and trade.
The measure passed 55 to 21 in the Assembly and 28 to 12 in the
Senate. It was a rare bipartisan vote, with seven Republicans
joining all but three Democrats in the Assembly.

Will you end up paying more for gas under California’s
cap-and-trade extension? An effort to extend California’s
signature program for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat
climate change cleared the California Legislature Monday, sending
the deal to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. How will it affect
consumers? Q: Will extending the cap-and-trade program raise my
gas prices?

California's Cap-and-Trade Program is Alive and Well. This is the
eighth installment in a series of posts on California's climate
leadership. These posts address a wide range of related topics
including economic benefits and renewable energy.  California's
carbon pricing program is key to meeting the state's ambitious
carbon reduction targets.

Aguiar-Curry supports cap-and-trade extension. Assemblywoman
Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, voted in favor of landmark
legislation Monday to extend California’s cap-and-trade program.
The package includes AB 398 by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia,
D-Coachella; AB 617 by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D-Bell
Gardens; and ACA 1 by Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes,
R-Yucca Valley.

Berryhill Lone Republican Senator Supporting Cap-And-Trade: Hails
Suspension Of Fire Fee. California lawmakers have extended the
cap-and-trade program for another decade. A majority of Democrats
in the Senate and Assembly were in favor, while most Republicans
were opposed. In the Senate, Mother Lode District 8 Republican
Tom Berryhill was the lone vote in favor.


Air pollution is the ‘tobacco of the 21st century’, warn experts.
Bad air is the source of 'huge illness which is entirely
preventable if we take the issue seriously', IPPR researcher
says. Air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels is the
“tobacco of the 21st century”, an expert has warned after a
report found some cities in northern England were breaching legal
safety limits by up to 150 per cent.

Parents could face a fine of £130 (€146) for driving their
children to school as part of a plan to reduce air pollution. The
London borough of Croydon is the latest area to trial the scheme,
which will see roads leading up to three primary schools becoming
"pedestrian zones" for six months from September.


Has California Hit The Brakes In Regulating Breath-Robbing Big
Rigs? James Lockett sits on his bed and opens the drawer of his
nightstand, revealing a stash of asthma inhalers: purple
disc-shaped ones he uses twice a day to manage his symptoms and
others for full-blown attacks. Lockett, 70, says he never leaves
home without an emergency inhaler.

Air pollution: Diesel is now better than gas, emitting fewer
carbonaceous particulates. Modern diesel cars emit less pollution
generally than cars that run on gasoline, says a new six-nation
study published today in Scientific Reports whose groundwork was
laid in part by an American chemist now working at Université de


Two Bay Area counties sue 37 fossil fuel companies over sea-rise.
Two Bay Area counties sued 37 oil, gas and coal companies Monday
asserting the companies knew their fossil fuel products would
cause sea level rise and coastal flooding but failed to reduce
their greenhouse gas pollution. The lawsuit was part of a
coordinated litigation attack by Marin, San Mateo County and the
city of Imperial Beach.


Daimler to Modify 3 Million Mercedes Cars Over Diesel Concerns.
Daimler, the German automaker, said on Tuesday that it would
update three million Mercedes cars in Europe to reduce their
diesel emissions, an apparent effort to combat a widening inquiry
and a public backlash over allegations that it evaded rules
controlling vehicle pollutants.

Would a new carpool lane bring more cars to Highway 50 downtown?
New lawsuit says yes.  An environmental group has sued Caltrans
over the state’s plans to build carpool lanes on Highway 50 in
downtown Sacramento, saying the state has failed to analyze the
health impacts on local residents from potential increased
vehicle emissions. The lawsuit, filed by the Environmental
Council of Sacramento… 

Utilities Are Giving People Cash for Clean Cars. Automakers,
regulators, legislators and utilities are increasingly working
together to boost sales of electric vehicles. Utilities have
begun offering direct rebates for electric vehicles in an effort
to jump-start sluggish sales in an emerging car market that
stands to benefit them financially. Electric companies in Vermont
and California have offered customers $450 to $1,200 off their
electric bill if they buy a plug-in car.


This army base once drove West Oakland’s economy. Now it drives
discrimination. Part of a series on communities overcoming
obstacles to become cleaner and greener. A veil of dust covers
the windowsills of Ray Kidd’s home. Outside, in his backyard,
particles coat a lemon tree, sticking to the fruit’s pimpled,
yellow skin. “Diesel pollution,” says the 72-year-old Kidd, who
has lived in West Oakland since 1973. “It’s just pervasive.”


California Votes to Extend Landmark Cap-and-Trade Program—While
Allowing Big Polluters to Get Away with Murder. The new
legislation makes huge concessions to the fossil fuel industry.
There's no doubt that California has established itself one of
the world's climate leaders, setting aggressive goals for clean
economy jobs, clean transportation, emissions reductions,
renewable energy adoption by utilities, energy efficiency in
existing buildings and climate resiliency.

Sen. Glazer’s Statement on Climate Change Package. Senator Steve
Glazer, D-Orinda, voted for the Legislative package on climate
change. Here is his statement: “This legislative package fulfills
California’s requirement to reduce carbon pollution with the
least amount of impact on our people and economy. That is why
environmental and business organizations have joined together to
urge its adoption.

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