Critics charge CARB’s latest emissions regs as ‘cost-prohibitive, infeasible, unenforceable and illegal’

August 25, 2020

California Air Resources Board (CARB) is expected to pass its latest truck emissions restrictions, the Low NOx Heavy-Duty Omnibus Regulations, following a hearing this Thursday, despite outcries from industry critics claiming the set of proposed rules are too costly, illegal and that there’s no evidence that the rules will actually improve air quality.

CARB reports that its latest regulations will provide health benefits in smog-affected areas of the state by slashing nitrogen oxides (NOx) 75% over the next four years, and following the expected action Thursday, opponents will be left with little choice but to challenge the policies in court following what they say were fruitless attempts at negotiation. Such opponents include the American Trucking Associations, the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association and the Truck Dealers Alliance of California, among a long list of others.