By Catherine Reheis-Boyd
Western States Petroleum Association
Tim O’Conner and Jamie Fine of the Environmental Defense Fund feel WSPA’s report on the market impacts from climate change policies is on the wrong track because it points out a number of potential problems in the not-so-distant future.
WSPA and Brad VanTassel of the Boston Consulting Group briefed EDF and other major environmental groups on the report Tuesday and invited them to provide us feedback on where they thought the report was in error or deficient.
We also emphasized we want to start a conversation, not a shouting match, about how California can meet its climate change objections with policies that are feasible and sustainable. As the BCG study makes clear, the current policies – especially the current Low Carbon Fuel Standard, are neither.
We understand not everyone will agree with the findings of the study. But we encourage anyone and everyone who is interested in this issue to look at the report and judge for themselves whether it’s accurate and reasonable. If they don’t think so, tell us why. That’s why we created the CA Fuel Facts website as a place to review the report and supporting material and to share with us and others your views about it.
As we said in our letter to Governor Brown, WSPA and its member companies stand prepared and committed to work with the state’s policymakers to chart a new and better path for achieving California’s emission reduction goals.