The CA Air Resources Board makes plans to cut transportation emissions and controls some state funding. What have they done for the climate lately? (The proposed 2918-9 state budget is over $130 billion.)
California Air Resources Board approves $663 million plan for clean cars, trucks, buses – a major increase for trucks, freight projects
While diesel trucks account for only 2 percent of vehicles in the state, they emit the majority of the smog-forming pollution, and two-thirds of all diesel soot. In 1998, California identified diesel particulate matter as a toxic air contaminant based on its potential to cause cancer, premature death, and other health problems. There are now more than 20 manufacturers offering 60 eligible models of hybrid, low-NOx, and zero-emission trucks and buses. Read article.
By Abhilasha Fullonton, California Carbon.info, December 15, 2017
New CARB website showcases $680 million investment in zero-emission transportation
From cap-and-trade investments, to date, more than $600 million have helped deliver approximately 115,000 zero-emission and plug in cars; 46 heavy duty zero-emission trucks; 950 zero-emission delivery, utility and refuse trucks; 407 zero-emission transit buses, shuttles and light rail cars; and 29 electric school buses in California. Read article.
By Ronjoy Bezbarua, California Carbon.info, May 19, 2017