As Governor Brown said, we are who we are because of fossil fuel - and it will no doubt continue to propel our globally competitive economy forward and maintain the quality of life Californians have come to expect.
Statement by WSPA President Catherine Reheis-Boyd on CARB’s Vote To Re-Authorize LCFS:
Complementary policies such as the Low Carbon Fuel Standard do not increase emission reductions, but only shift emissions across sectors due to interactions with the cap-and-trade program. In short the LCFS is contradictory not complementary. We would ask that you keep that in mind as you deliberate re-adoption of the LCFS regulation.
WSPA and its member companies remain opposed to the California Air Resources Board’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. While there have been some advances in the biofuels technology since the standard was introduced in 2007, there are still not enough low-carbon biofuels available in sufficient quantities to allow refiners to comply with the regulations.
Californians are best served by inclusive energy policy and by a legislative body that retains authority on issues so critically important to jobs, communities and our way of life.