Debate Intensifies Over CARB Plan To Include Aviation Fuel Under LCFS

February 22, 2024
Policy and legal debates are intensifying over the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) plan to regulate jet fuel under the state’s low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS), with some supporters of the proposal urging last-minute revisions to potentially avoid federal preemption while the airline industry and some counties are maintaining strong objections. “[A]n amended LCFS covering only intrastate flights could pose a serious risk of invalidation under federal law. CARB could easily sidestep this risk by removing the exemption language and thus...

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