Release 04-23      

September 22, 2004


Jerry Martin
Gennet Paauwe
(916) 322-2990
Media Advisory

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Control Regulation to be Considered

LOS ANGELES -- The California Air Resources Board will consider the adoption of regulations that will curb the emission of greenhouse gases from automobiles. Greenhouse gases have been proven to adversely affect the global climate.

September 23 and 24
Thursday, begins @ 9:00 a.m.
Friday, begins @ 8:30 a.m.

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Los Angeles Airport

6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

The ARB is required by legislation (AB 1493, Pavley, 2002) to adopt by 2005 motor vehicle standards that reduce global climate change emissions. The proposed regulation will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from autos by 30 percent from 2002 levels by 2016.  It has been found that transportation contributes 60 percent of Californiaís total greenhouse gas emissions.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARBís mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

The energy challenge facing California is real. Every Californian needs to take immediate action to reduce energy consumption. For a list of simple ways you can reduce demand and cut your energy cost, see our website at