California ARB grants $88M from Cap and Trade funds for public health in disadvantaged communities, including HD engine-conversion

By The Foothills Sun-Gazette.

CENTRAL VALLEY – The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is not being shy when it comes to the daunting task of cleaning up the air in the Central Valley. They have known for quite some time it will take regulations, compliance and most of all money to get the job done. Fortunately the District has accepted $88.4 million from the California Air Resource Board (CARB) from Cap and Trade funds.

According to a press release from the District the funds will be used for projects located in or benefiting the Valley’s disadvantaged and low-income communities. The funds will also support the District’s implementation of Assembly Bill 617, which requires the state Air Resources Board and air district to come up with additional plans to report, monitor and reduce emissions.