The California Air Resources Board has developed a draft plan for reducing climate pollution from the transportation sector. BAC’s comments on the draft plan focus on the need for greater transparency, specific goals for large trucks that cause a disproportionate share of emissions, focus on lifecycle emissions, and incentives for the most cost-effective emissions reductions.
The California Air Resources Board released the Proposed Strategy to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in April 2016. The Proposed Strategy underscores the importance reducing SLCP’s as the only way to immediately begin to reverse climate change and its impacts. It also highlights the need for increased bioenergy production to reduce both methane and black carbon emissions. It sets specific goals for methane reduction in the dairy and solid waste sectors, and highlights a number of strategies for reducing black carbon emissions from wildfire, which is the single largest source of Short-Lived Climate Pollution.
Read the Proposed Strategy: Proposed SLCP Reduction Strategy (April 2016)
See BAC’s Comments to the Governor on his proposed allocation of Cap & Trade Revenues in the Governor’s proposed budget for 2016-17. BAC letter to Governor on Cap & Trade Revenues