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1952 - 7.5-magnitude Kern County earthquake devastates Tehachapi; damage spread from San Diego to Las Vegas [story]
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[CARB] – Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols said Friday that U.S. EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s draft Phase II greenhouse gas regulations are a positive next step for controlling emissions from trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles.

“These proposed heavy-duty standards will help the nation fight climate change while driving new technology and reducing costs for truckers and fleet managers,” said Air Resources Board Chairman Nichols. “We support this effort and will be working to ensure the final regulations help California meet our goals for 2030 and beyond .”

As proposed, the draft federal rules would begin affecting manufacturers of trailers for combination tractor-trailer rigs with the 2018 model year. Engine and truck manufacturers would be required to deliver products meeting the Phase II requirements in 2021. The draft regulations would affect vehicles from heavy-duty pickups to large 18-wheel tractor-trailer trucks regardless of the type of fuel they use.

California harmonized its heavy-duty vehicle program with the federal Phase 1 greenhouse gas standards in 2013.

This will be the first time federal regulations have required large trailers to help achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. California has had a GHG-reduction regulation in place for box-type trailers 53 feet and longer since 2010.

The Air Resources Board will carefully review the draft federal Phase II regulations in light of AB 32’s mandate to return greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Governor Brown recently announced a 2030 climate change target of a further 40 percent reduction, as well as a goal of cutting petroleum use 50 percent by 2030.

For more details on DOT’s and EPA’s notice of proposed rulemaking, visit http://www.epa.gov/otaq/climate/regs-heavy-duty.htm and http://www.nhtsa.gov/fuel-economy.

 

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  1. And put more people out of business

  2. And put more people out of business

  3. Ron Estes says:

    I work next to Burbank airport. The president flew in and out of there three times this week! Two helicopters (one Marine One) and 4 osprey aircraft each time. Air Force one was at LAX.

    More emissions produces EACH time, than I could produce in a single year, all for fundraising a campaign he is not even in!

  4. Ron Estes says:

    I work next to Burbank airport. The president flew in and out of there three times this week! Two helicopters (one Marine One) and 4 osprey aircraft each time. Air Force one was at LAX.

    More emissions produces EACH time, than I could produce in a single year, all for fundraising a campaign he is not even in!

    • Yeah, what a slap in the face to spend tax money flying his gas guzzling jet to raise money. Worse, him and other rich celebs flying their private jets to “climate change summits” these people need new PR people

  5. What a crock! And who pray tell will pay for the retro-fit engines and/or new trucks?

  6. Jim Murad says:

    There won’t be a single owner operator left … In California

  7. Ed Hart says:

    Please allow me to insert some optimism. California led the way on cleaning up our passenger cars. Along the way cars got more expensive, but also more reliable with lower cost of ownership. We no longer change plugs, or fix mufflers, or points, or, or, or…. And harmful emissions have been reduced by 98.5% while cars got safer and more efficient. So, I suggest we all listen to Cummins Engine, a responsible corporation that knows truck engines are a major source of emissions. Cummins has “signed up” to do its part.

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