By Ryan Beene, Crain News Service
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2015) — A California climate-change bill that could see a vote this week in the state Assembly has some auto makers worried.
The Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 seeks in part to cut petroleum use by motor vehicles in half by 2030 from 1990 levels. It is part of Gov. Jerry Brown's broad plan to ward off climate change by curbing greenhouse gas emissions in the state.
The bill doesn't mandate new targets for tailpipe emissions or zero-emission vehicle sales. Rather, it directs the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which regulates auto tailpipe emissions, to issue a plan by 2017 to achieve the 2030 targets, following its normal regulatory process.