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2011-08-24 18:02:00

Law cosponsor says plan needs to be managed in real time to avoid unforeseen impacts SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praised California's Air Resources Board (CARB) for approving a blueprint today for reducing climate change pollution that complements new state and federal actions designed to improve air quality. California's plan will work alongside other public health rules, including more stringent ozone and air toxics...

2011-05-11 06:34:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from the American Lung Association in California pinpoints the benefits in lives and dollars saved by adopting tough vehicle emission and technology standards, which the California Air Resources Board is now drafting, working closely with the feds to set a stringent national standard. According to the new report, The Road to Clean Air, California could avoid at least $7.2 billion per year in health and other societal costs and reduce...

2010-10-27 05:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Full Disclosure Network ® is releasing online an exclusive video series covering California Environmental Politics, the "Global Warming Solutions Act" (AB 32) and Proposition 23 that would suspend implementation of the Act. The series features in-depth interviews with two experts from dramatically contrasting viewpoints in six video segments (8 minutes each) available online here:...

2010-03-24 17:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today released the most up-to-date study of the economic effects of California's Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32). CARB's analysis is consistent with numerous peer-reviewed studies concluding that California can expect robust economic growth while implementing AB 32. The California Business Alliance for a Green Economy issued the following statements from members in major state markets. Los Angeles...

2010-03-24 16:30:00

Economic impacts of plan to implement AB 32 likely to be small and positive SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California can grow its economy and reap immediate benefits from cleaner air while meeting air pollution reduction goals of its Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), according to an economic analysis released today by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and reviewed by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The analysis shows the economic impacts of...

2010-03-03 17:54:00

LOS ANGELES, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vision Industries Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: VIIC), producer of the zero emission electric/hydrogen hybrid Tyrano(TM) truck, is pleased to announce that it has received the Environmental Sustainability Award, a certificate of recognition by the California Senate. The certificate was issued by Fran Pavley, Senator 23rd district in honor of: Vision's great efforts towards creating a zero-emission engine for cars and trucks. Setting the...

2009-10-12 18:50:00

Impacts on water supply, flooding, stormwater pollution and greenhouse gas emissions SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite threats by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to kill all of the 704 bills on his desk unless he and legislators reached an agreement, the Governor decided to approve SB 790, also known as the Stormwater Resource Planning Act. SB 790 creates a new framework encouraging California municipalities to address the stormwater issues in a new way....

2009-07-13 19:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A report was issued today by Varshney & Associates purporting to show the economic impact of AB 32 on California small businesses. In response are statements from leading economists and climate experts at four non-profit organizations: "The study by Varshney and Associates is fundamentally flawed. It takes into account the costs associated with implementing solutions to global warming, while completely ignoring the immense savings that also accrue...

2009-06-30 15:17:00

EPA approves waiver that would reduce tailpipe emissions and complement efforts to pass federal global warming bill SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Motor vehicle drivers in the 13 states that have adopted California's Clean Car Standards approved earlier today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would save hundreds of dollars annually at the gas pump while reducing heat-trapping greenhouse gases, according to a report issued today by Environmental...

2009-06-30 09:29:00

Action Will Reduce Global Warming, Cut Reliance on Foreign Oil, Save Consumers Money at the Gas Pump SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision today to grant California's long-standing request to carry out Clean Car standards immediately clears the way for emission standards in California and 13 additional states to cut global warming pollution. The Agency's decision revs up the drive to national greenhouse gas emission...