California Air Resources Board News

California Approves First-in-U.S. Electric Truck Sales Rule

California regulators approved new rules on June 25 that would force automakers to sell more electric work trucks and delivery vans, a first-of-its-kind rule aimed at helping the nation’s most populous state clean up its worst-in-the-nation air quality. The rules …

California Governor Wants 5 Million Zero-Emission Cars

Gov. Jerry Brown outlined a $2.5 billion plan to help Californians buy electric vehicles and expand a network of charging stations as part of a goal of getting 5 million zero-emission cars on the road by 2030. The ambitious proposal …

California Lawmakers Release Plan to Extend Cap And Trade

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have released a plan to extend through 2030 California’s cap-and-trade program, a key piece of the state’s quest to fight climate change by drastically reducing emissions from greenhouse gases. The deal updates how refineries, …

California is Taking Global Warming Fight to Dairy Cows

California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock. Despite strong opposition from farmers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September …

Climate Change And Gisele, The Law of the Land

When the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio highlighted climate change, it wasn’t hard to imagine the buzz – positive and negative – that would be generated. The show included references to rising sea levels, and an animated GIF …

California Judge Rules in Favor of Lumber Liquidators in Prop. 65 Case

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. won a tentative ruling dismissing claims that it failed to adequately warn consumers about cancer-causing formaldehyde found in some of its laminate flooring. Monday’s decision is a victory for the company after its sales and market …

How Regulators Caught Volkswagen’s Diesel Deception

The confession of cheating that’s embroiled Volkswagen AG in one of the biggest scandals in auto industry history came on a cool California morning, on the sidelines of an academic conference focused on green transportation. After more than a year …

‘Ridesharing’ a Climate Change Solution around the Corner

The solution to reducing carbon emissions may be just around the corner. Car sharing can reduce gas consumption and could ultimately help in the battle to curb climate change, according to a Natural Resources Defense Council director, who maintains that …

California Carbon-Permit Auction Sees $330M Spent

State officials say California’s latest carbon-permit auction has raised nearly $330 million. The Sacramento Bee reported industrial firms and others bought emissions allowances that can be used this year and in 2017. At the auction on Monday, the 2014 allowances …

California to Vote on New ‘Clean Car’ Regulations

California, whose greenhouse gas emissions standards lead the U.S., is poised to vote on pushing them further. The new rules, if approved, would require automakers to build cars and trucks by 2025 that emit about three-quarters fewer smog-producing pollutants and …