The California Air Resources Board concludes its two-day monthly meeting, 8:30 a.m. at the Cal/EPA building on I Street, with a presentation on updates to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. One of the centerpieces of the state’s fight against global warming, the standard is being considered for re-adoption next year with a couple of amendments to its credit program.
Under the 2007 executive order by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, fuel producers must reduce the “carbon intensity” of their products by 10 percent by 2020, taking into account the entire process – from growing corn for ethanol to shipping fuel to California.
The standard survived a legal challenge last month when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a lawsuit brought by oil and out-of-state farm groups.
On Saturday, Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, hosts a free soccer clinic for girls, led by players from the women’s semi-professional team the California Storm, 10 a.m. at Arbolado Park in Walnut Creek. Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, will host a school supply drive, noon at the East Panama Road Rite Aid in Lamont.