CMTA asks for more oversight of CARBís decisions

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, March 3, 2011 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA has asked Governor Brown to make CARB decisions more transparent and to require votes by the CARB Board.

CARB has been granted immense powers to implement elements of the state’s climate change policy (AB 32), including cap-and-trade, and targets for regional emission reductions under SB 375.

Prior to rule adoption, the CARB Board has hosted public hearings, heard testimony, and voted on regulations.  However, crucial decisions still need to be made about the design and implementation of these major policies and we are concerned that decision-making authority will be exercised solely by the Executive Officer rather than the appointed CARB Board.  These decisions will have multi-billion dollar long term impacts on the California economy, will pick winners and losers in the economy, and could prompt litigation on both substantive and process related grounds.

To foster public confidence in CARB decisions and minimize disputes, we believe it is vital that these important decisions are made in an open, transparent, and deliberative process including votes by the CARB Board.

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