• Court Allows Low Carbon Fuel Standards to Remain Effective While Environmental Review Is Corrected
  • July 5, 2017 | Author: Christopher G. Foster
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB32) established the first comprehensive greenhouse gas regulatory program in the United States. AB32’s goal was to progressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. One of the actions taken by the Air Resources Board (ARB) to achieve this goal was promulgating the low carbon fuel standards (LCFS) regulations, designed to reduce the carbon content of transportation fuels. However, when ARB adopted the original LCFS regulations in 2009, it violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).