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newsclips -- CARB Newsclips for August 17, 2017

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 15:52:49
CARB Newsclips for August 17, 2017. 

This is a service of the California Air Resources Board’s Office
of Communications.  You may need to sign in or register with
individual websites to view some of the following news articles.


The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) will conduct a public
hearing at the time and place noted below to consider approving
for adoption the proposed amendments to California Evaluation
Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytic Converters. 

DATE:                    September 28, 2017

TIME:                    9:00 A.M.

LOCATION:         California Environmental Protection Agency
                	       Air Resources Board
                	       Byron Sher Auditorium
                	       1001 I Street
                	       Sacramento, California  95814
Electronic submittal:  


The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to
participate in a public workshop to begin discussing concepts for
minimizing community health impacts from seaports, railyards, and
warehouses/distribution centers.   

Workshops will be held at the locations and dates shown below.
Both workshops will follow the same format and present the same

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, (1:00 – 3:00 pm) Junipero Serra
320 West 4th Street, Los Angeles, California 90013

SACRAMENTO (also webcast)
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, (1:00 – 3:00 pm) California
Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, Sierra Hearing
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814

For more information on this workshop, please see the meeting
notice at:  https://www.arb.ca.gov/gmp/sfti/FreightFacility.htm  


Northern California Truck Owners and Operators -- You’re invited
to attend a One-Stop Truck event in Santa Rosa on Wednesday,
August 30. At this event, you’ll be able to get help with all of
your CARB compliance questions, get up-to-date info on truck
rules, learn about financial incentives to help purchase new
trucks, visit with vendors, and check out the latest clean

Here's what you will find at this One-Stop event: 
• One-on-one compliance assistance (Asistencia en español
• Enforcement inspection demo
• Truck and bus and off-road regulation overview • New technology
options for compliance • Funding options for on-road trucks • CHP
Inspection update • Industry vendors & local agency booths •
Clean vehicle/technology displays
For more information and to sign up to attend, please visit our
One Stop Truck Event webpage:
www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/truckstop/azregs/onestop.htm or call the
Diesel Hotline at 866-634-3735    



EU, Switzerland To Link Emissions Trading Systems. The European
Commission and the Swiss Federal Council have each approved
proposals to link their emissions trading systems (ETSs), meaning
formal signature of a new agreement could take place by the end
of the year. Once the agreement takes effect, participants in the
EU ETS will be able to use units from the Swiss system for
compliance, and vice versa.   

California climate deal could net big bucks for polluters.
Against the sparkling backdrop of sailboats bobbing on San
Francisco Bay, Gov. Jerry Brown last month signed a bill
extending California’s cap-and-trade program, assuring that the
most high-profile piece of the state’s fight against climate
change persists for another decade. In a Sacramento hearing room
two days later…

Report says carbon price would have little effect on N.Y.
consumers. In a first step towards possibly adopting a price for
power plant carbon dioxide emissions, New York’s grid operator is
reviewing a report that found that adding a $40 per ton charge
would have little effect on customer bills in the state.

State to hand out nearly $7 million in grants for soil health.
The state is taking applications for nearly $7 million in grants
to help farmers and ranchers adopt such soil health practices as
composting, cover crops and reduced tillage.Applicants have until
Sept. 19 to seek $3.75 million in incentives or about $3 million
for demonstration projects from the state Department of Food and
Agriculture’s Healthy Soils Program.

A Growing Threat on the Shoreline. The Pacific has been gobbling
up the California coast with growing voraciousness. A study this
year by the United States Geological Survey predicted that as
much as two thirds of Southern California’s beaches could be lost
by the end of the century. Among the variables, said Patrick
Barnard, a geologist and author of the report, are rising seas
and intensified storms…

California scientists push to create massive climate-research
programme. Effort backed by the state’s flagship universities
comes as US President Donald Trump shrugs off global warming.
California has a history of going it alone to protect the
environment. Now, as US President Donald Trump pulls back on
climate science and policy, scientists in the Golden State are
sketching plans for a home-grown climate-research institute…

Investigating the Enigma of Clouds and Climate Change. As climate
scientists attempt to forecast the future pace of global warming,
one of the more complex variables has proven to be the
interrelation of clouds and climate change. In an interview with
Yale Environment 360, physicist Kate Marvel discusses the
double-edged effect clouds have on rising temperatures.

Legislation calls for $3B in rebates for electric cars in
California. California Assembly member Phil Ting, D-San
Francisco, says electric cars are the future. And the future he
envisions in a bill making its way through the Legislature comes
with a $3 billion price tag. “If we don’t change the cars we
drive, we’re not going to be able to reach (California’s)
greenhouse gas reduction goals,” said Ting, who was in San Diego
on Wednesday.

EPA gathers consumer data as it rethinks GHG standards. U.S. EPA
is gathering data on consumer preferences and jobs as it
reconsiders the feasibility of greenhouse gas standards for motor
vehicles. The Trump administration announced last week it will
take public comments and hold a public hearing on changing the
standards for model years 2021 to 2025, though the schedule
hasn't yet been set (Climatewire, Aug. 11).


Climate Lessons from California. California faces serious risks
from climate change. Some are already being felt, like the severe
heat this summer and recent episodes of extremely low snowpack in
the mountains, which the state depends on for much of its water.
Those are among the key messages in a new climate science report
now under review in the White House.

Opinion: Will Trump allow oil drilling in the Monterey Bay Marine
Sanctuary? Just look west. Right off our coastline is the majesty
and wonder of the Pacific Ocean. From the largest mammal to the
smallest microbe, our oceans house an abundance of life like no
other place on our planet. Though much of it is unexplored, the
parts we know are teeming with marine wildlife. Here on shore,
surfers, sailors, divers and more treasure this abundance.

A very big fish story. This could be the greatest fish story
since the one about loaves and fishes — and with a lot more fish
involved, at that. But first some background.

California’s big pushback: Golden State sets the standard for
resistance to Trump agenda. After Donald Trump’s shocking
meltdown on Tuesday afternoon, it’s even clearer that
progressives need effective strategies to blunt the effect of
having a conspiracy-theory-driven, racist authoritarian in the
Oval Office, backed by a congressional majority that is still too
afraid to offer meaningful checks on his worst behavior.

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