Newsom Orders Ban on Gas-Fueled Vehicles by 2035
Governor Gavin Newsom today (9/23) called for a ban on the sale of new gasoline-fueled vehicles beginning in 2035. Newsom said he is directing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to establish regulations requiring that all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California in 2035 be zero-emission vehicles.
Board Chair in Hot Water over Tweet
California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols found herself in an uncomfortable position for a tweet that referenced George Floyd's last words in a rallying cry for environmental justice. https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/ Nichols tweeted: “I can’t breathe' speaks to police violence, but it also applies to the struggle for clean air. Environmental racism is just one form of racism. It’s all toxic. Government needs to clean it up in word and deed. We who do climate and environmental policy can and must do more.” Her tweet, which resulted in more than 140 likes as of Monday night, also received a [...]
Latest Cap & Trade Auction Slumps, Yields Just $25 Million
The latest California Air Resources Board (CARB) cap & trade auction of greenhouse gas (GHG) permits raised just $25 million on the back of lower emissions and economic activity related to COVID-19 economic downturn.