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California moves to accelerate to 100% new zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035

Sacramento—The California Air Resources Board today approved the trailblazing Advanced Clean Cars II rule that sets California on a path to rapidly growing the zero-emission car, pickup truck and SUV market and deliver cleaner air and massive reductions in climate-warming pollution. The rule establishes a year-by-year roadmap so that by 2035 100% of new cars and light […]

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$125M in Incentives for Off-Road Zero-Emission Equipment Available through California’s CORE Project

PASADENA – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) opens the second round of its Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) today, providing point-of-sale discounts on off-road zero-emission equipment. The project is administered by CALSTART and has $125M in funding available, more than double the amount allocated to the project when it first launched in […]

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California requires zero-emissions vehicle use for ridesharing services starting in 2023

SACRAMENTO – In accordance with the implementation of SB 1014 of 2018, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today adopted a regulation requiring that rideshare companies begin electrification of their California fleets starting in 2023 – another step towards meeting the state’s 2030 climate goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent below 1990 […]

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California and Seven States Commit to Faster Transition to Zero-Emission Trucks and Buses

SACRAMENTO December 12, 2019 – In a collaborative effort to protect public health and accelerate the transition to clean transportation, California is joining with seven other states in committing to develop an action plan to put hundreds of thousands more zero-emission trucks and buses on their roads and highways, the California Air Resources Board announced today. […]

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New statewide project improves access to clean alternative transportation modes in state’s most vulnerable communities

A Sacramento Regional Transit Light Rail train travels down K Street toward 13th Street. March 19, 2019 SACRAMENTO – A new statewide program will make it easier for communities to get funding for clean mobility projects to improve their sustainability and quality of life. The program enables smaller groups and communities of concern that may not have […]

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Air quality regulators call for improved monitoring at California refineries, surrounding communities

SACRAMENTO March 20, 2019 – California air quality regulators today released a report recommending actions to improve emergency and routine air monitoring at California’s major oil refineries and in the communities that surround them. “Many communities near major refineries live in fear of exposure to airborne pollutants during a major refinery incident — or during normal […]

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CARB adopts blueprint for statewide community air protection in areas most impacted by pollution

SACRAMENTO September 27, 2018 – Opening a new chapter in California’s fight against air pollution, the California Air Resources Board today took key steps toward implementing the Community Air Protection Program, a first-of-its-kind effort to improve air quality in local communities that face the worst impacts of air pollution. “This program represents a completely new […]

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California Officials Testify against Trump Administration’s Proposed Plan to Roll Back Cleaner Car Standards

FRESNO, Calif. September 24, 2018 – Top California policymakers testified today in strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed rule rolling back existing cleaner cars standards. Speaking at a hearing in Fresno, representatives from four state agencies involved in climate and public health policy told the hearing that the proposal would eviscerate current greenhouse gas […]

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California moves to ensure vehicles meet existing state greenhouse gas emissions standards

SACRAMENTO August 7, 2018 – In response to the Trump Administration’s effort to weaken vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today posted a proposal to ensure that cars and light-duty trucks for model years 2022-2025 continue to meet tough California standards that protect public health, save consumers money, and fight […]

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Governor Brown, Attorney General Becerra, and California Air Resources Board: At Every Turn, We Will Defend Our Nation’s Clean Car Emissions Standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. August 2, 2018 – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chair Mary D. Nichols today expressed their strong opposition to the proposed rule from the Trump Administration that would eviscerate the current greenhouse gas emission standards for model year 2021-2026 vehicles and put in […]

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CARB investigation leads to nationwide recall of 500,000+ Cummins heavy-duty trucks

SACRAMENTO July 31, 2018 – The California Air Resources Board announced today that 500,000 heavy-duty trucks manufactured by Cummins Inc. will be recalled due to excess emissions caused by defective catalysts. Cummins worked collaboratively with CARB on the voluntary recall which constitutes the largest such effort for heavy-duty trucks to date. The excess emissions were […]

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California Climate Pollutants Fall Below 1990 Levels for First Time

July 11, 2018 – The California Air Resources Board today announced that greenhouse gas pollution in California fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004—an achievement roughly equal to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a year. “California set the toughest emissions […]

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CARB Chair Issues Response to EPA press release on weakening vehicle standards

April 2, 2018 – California Air Resources Board Chair Mary D. Nichols issued the following statement in response to the press release issued by EPA about weakening the standards for cars and light trucks, model years 2022-2025. “This is a politically motivated effort to weaken clean vehicle standards with no documentation, evidence or law to […]

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Public can now view individual facility air pollutants and toxics online

Sacramento, Dec. 29, 2017 –  Californians can now see air pollution and air toxics emissions data for industrial facilities in their neighborhoods on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) website. Emissions data for greenhouse gases (GHGs), as well as smog causing pollutants and air toxics has been updated through 2015 and can be accessed through […]

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California’s top air agency strongly condemns EPA’s move to allow high-polluting, older trucks on roads

SACRAMENTO December 4, 2017 – Decades of clean air progress stand to be reversed if the US EPA opts to repeal its rule on limiting production of “glider kits,” said Steve Cliff, Deputy Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board, testifying at a public hearing today at EPA headquarters in Washington D.C. A ‘glider […]

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Tips for choosing indoor air cleaner for effective indoor smoke removal in California

October 27, 2017 – The California Air Resources Board continues to receive inquiries about portable air cleaners from those impacted by recent wildfires. In an effort to ensure that consumers are able to identify safe, effective air cleaners that will reduce their exposure to smoke and smoke residue, CARB wants to make more people aware […]

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CARB finds vehicle standards are achievable and cost-effective

RIVERSIDE, CA, March 24, 2017 – Today California re-affirmed its commitment to clean air, protecting public health and continuing the fight against climate change when the California Air Resources Board voted unanimously to continue with the vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards and zero-emission vehicle program for cars and light trucks sold in California through 2025. […]

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CARB Appoints First Environmental Justice Liaison

SACRAMENTO January 26, 2017 – The California Air Resources Board Executive Officer Richard Corey announced today the appointment of Veronica Eady as CARB’s inaugural Assistant Executive Officer for Environmental Justice. Veronica Eady is currently Vice President and Director of Conservation Law Foundation Massachusetts and was the Associate General Counsel and Director of Environmental Justice at […]

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Federal court approves $14.7 billion settlement in VW cheating case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 25, 2016 – US District Judge Charles Breyer today approved a partial Consent Decree agreed upon by automaker Volkswagen (VW), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the US Department of Justice (US DOJ). The $14.7 billion agreement is the largest settlement in history involving an […]

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