01 Jul '11, 12am

ARB Announces Plans to Require Major Industrial Facilities to Cut Pollution

At a California Senate oversight hearing yesterday called by Senator Pavley, a joint author of the state’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), Air Resources Board Chairman Nichols reaffirmed her agency’s commitment to proceed with implementation of a robust package of clean energy policies backed up with a cap-and-trade program to cut the state’s emissions back to 1990 levels by 2020. Chairman Nichols also announced a major new addition to the AB 32 package – CARB will require that major industrial facilities in California, such as refineries and cement plants, implement cost-effective reduction measures that will provide significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions, public health benefits in communities most burdened by pollution, and economic benefits through energy efficiency improvements. By requiring emission reductions at each major industrial facility,...

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