California’s low carbon fuel standard upheld in court

| September 23, 2013

California has not violated interstate commerce laws with its regulations on fuels based on carbon production, ruled a federal appeals court Sept. 18. 

The three-judge court ruled 2-1 to vacate a ruling by the lower court that had placed an injunction on the California Air Resources Board’s low Carbon Fuel Standard program. The lower court had ruled that the program, designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, put a heavy burden on interstate commerce — one that outweighed the local benefits from its implementation, the court said. 

However, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week overturned that ruling, and the program will continue. 

*Click here to see Overdrive’s CARB deadline compliance chart, which helps you track when and what needs to be done with your truck to drive in California. 

  • g

    Armies of Carbon Cops can Swoop Down at the Truckstop and Investigate these Offenders!! Followed by Idle Cops!!
    Then the CSA Cops can rush in and write some light bulb citations!! Government workers gone wild!!!

  • Duck

    all Truck just stay away from California !

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  • Debieve

    I should sue the state for being a native Californian ..I remember back in the 50’s and 60’s when i was growing up out there..they allowed all that missile testing in the desert and never gave a thought to the they pick on truckers for damage that is way minute in comparison to radiation pathetic is that.. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.