California regulators to restore emissions-cutting fuel rule

Sep 25, 2015 12:51 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California regulators are poised to restore rules requiring a 10 percent cut in carbon emissions on fuels sold in the state by 2020.

The rules further strengthen California's toughest-in-the-nation emissions standards. Oil producers warn they could drive up costs at the gas pump.

Environmentalists and some business groups are hailing Friday's anticipated vote by state air regulators as key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The experimental regulations call for cutting air pollutants from all the means it takes to produce and deliver fuel to consumers. State officials estimate they'll cost the average driver $5 to $21 extra in 2017, with increases after that.

Gov. Jerry Brown vowed to intensify his fight against climate change after the oil lobby helped kill a Democratic proposal to slash petroleum use by half.


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