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California Appeals Court says fuel standards need work

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California Appeals Court says fuel standards need work

A California appeals court said the state’s low-carbon fuel standards regulations relied on a baseline level of nitrogen oxide emissions that is too low, and it ordered the Air Resources Board to revise its calculations, although it left the program intact during the revision process.  California’s LCFS program is intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the use of cleaner low-carbon fuels, and one of the issues related to the project is its effects on biodiesel consumption and the potential for related increase in nitrogen oxide, or NOx, emissions. The CARB first adopted the regulations in 2009, but after an appeals panel previously found that several aspects violated the California Environmental Quality Act, the board revised them and readopted them in 2015.

[Law360]

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