CARB to release AB32 draft scoping plan

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, June 26, 2008 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The AB 32 draft scoping plan was released on Thursday, June 26, 2008 by the California Air Resources Board Meeting (CARB). This is the first draft of the state's blueprint for meeting the AB 32 goals of reducing California's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

CARB intends to hold additional workshops during the summer, put out a supplement to the draft Scoping Plan and continue to work through the summer to present a final Scoping Plan to CARB at the end of the year.

On June 9th CMTA, along with the AB 32 Implementation Group, submitted a ‘scoping plan' letter and a substantiating policy document to CARB Chair, Mary Nichols, for consideration as CARB develops the plan. The letter urged state officials to ensure the statewide requirements can be easily integrated with regional or federal greenhouse gas (GHG) programs, allow for compliance flexibility, provide credit for early GHG reductions, meet cost-effectiveness thresholds and support carbon capture and storage (CCS) among other issues.  
Click here to read the entire letter and policy paper.

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