Calif. Adopts US' 1st Low-Carbon Fuel Standards

Law360, New York (April 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- California has adopted a resolution to slash transportation fuel carbon emissions by 2020, making it the first state to set a low-carbon fuel standard for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as bolstering its market for alternative fuel sources and vehicles.

The California Air Resources Board on Thursday adopted a 2007 executive order from California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

The resolution will reduce carbon emissions by 10 percent to cut an estimated 16 million tons of GHG emissions from auto-fuel sources, which...
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