California Air Resources Board
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is California’s clean air agency. Our mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare and ecological resources through the effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering the effects on the economy of the state. The major goals of the ARB are to provide safe, clean air to all Californians, protect the public from exposure to toxic air contaminants, and reduce California's emission of greenhouse gases. Pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, ARB is adopting regulations to achieve the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective GHG emission reductions. The full implementation of these regulations will help mitigate risks associated with climate change, while improving energy efficiency, expanding the use of renewable energy resources, cleaner transportation, and reducing waste. California’s example demonstrates that action on climate change is consistent with a vibrant, growing economy and improves the lives and health of our citizens.
- As directed by Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-32-15, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is working with the State’s transportation and energy agencies, as well as its economic development office, local partners, and stakeholders to develop a comprehensive, integrated plan—the California Sustainable Freight Strategy, to be released in 2016. A sustainable freight system is one that meets California’s environmental, energy, mobility, safety, and economic needs by: enhancing system efficiency; deploying zero and near-zero emission freight equipment powered by renewable energy sources; providing reliable velocity while increasing safety, mobility and capacity; and improving the competitiveness of our logistics system. To inform that effort, the Sustainable Freight Discussion Document sets out ARB’s vision of a clean freight system, together with the immediate and near-term steps that ARB will take to support use of zero and near-zero emission technology.