Friends of the Earth supports California Low Carbon Fuel Standard
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Danielle Fugere, 415-544-0790 Nick Berning, 202-222-0748
SAN FRANCISCOFriends of the Earth Western Region Program Director Danielle Fugere had the following statement on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard being considered by the state of California:
California today is considering the adoption of the world’s fist Low Carbon Fuel Standard. This rule would reduce global warming pollution from transportation fuels sold into California by ten percent by 2020. Friends of the Earth supports the Low Carbon Fuel Standard as an important first step in achieving significant reductions in the carbon intensity of Californias fuels. Each day brings new information confirming that global warming is not only occurring, but is moving much more rapidly than predicted; transformative change in the near term is therefore absolutely crucial to avoiding dramatic disruptions to our climate.
We support the California Air Resources Boards commitment in the LCFS to measuring the full lifecycle impacts of fuels, including indirect land use, to ensure that biofuels do not increase greenhouse gas emissions. Accounting for the full lifecycle impacts of fuels is the bedrock of an effective LCFS. We also support CARB in ensuring that high-carbon fuels, including those derived from Canadian and U.S. tar sands, oil shale, and liquid coal, are addressed, thus protecting against the use of carbon-intensive fuels while incentivizing cleaner fuels.
Friends of the Earth (www.foe.org ) is the U.S. voice of the worlds largest grassroots environmental network, with member groups in 70 countries. Since 1969, Friends of the Earth has been at the forefront of high-profile efforts to create a more healthy, just world.