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March 24, 2021 | In the News: Utility Dive

SoCalGas announces net-zero emission goal by 2045, but some stakeholders remain skeptical

Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: "The fundamentals are that the potential of both renewable natural gas and hydrogen pipeline injection are extremely limited and California will only meet its climate objectives through widespread electrification of gas end uses like space and water heating. Until SoCalGas stops obstructing progress on reducing reliance on fossil fuels though electrification, its climate pledges ring hollow."

March 17, 2021 | In the News: WLRN

Local Governments Can't Ban Utility Use Of Certain Fuels Under Senate Bill

Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: "Cities have been at the forefront in recognizing the threat of climate change and promoting the transition to renewable clean energy, and basically this is putting up a big stop sign and saying, 'no,' they are not allowed to take action to move the state forward and serve their own constituents,"

March 10, 2021 | Letter

Comments to DEC in Support of Adopting California’s Truck Emission Standards

Transportation is the largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and in New York. On-road vehicles, especially medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs), are also a significant source of toxic pollutants that are harmful to human health. The transportation sector’s detrimental impact on climate, air quality, and health is an urgent crisis that must be addressed immediately. The Empire State must therefore act quickly to create concrete, long-term mechanisms to accelerate transportation electrification. In particular, New York must focus on policies that support zero-emission MHDVs.

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