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Oil companies and their lobbyists are once again attempting to weaken a California standard that is bringing us new, cleaner fuels for our cars and trucks while phasing out dirtier fuels that pollute our air, water and land.

California's low carbon fuel standard ensures that oil companies are investing in cleaner, alternative fuels and protects our state from even dirtier oil sources such as Canadian tar sands. Tar sands—now shipped to California and across the U.S.—are as dirty as they sound. They can be strip-mined from vast Canadian boreal forests, leaving in their wake craters as wide as the Grand Canyon filled with toxic wastes.

The California Air Resources Board is proposing changes to the low carbon fuel standard to help ensure that the state stays on track. And, true to form, oil companies are using this opportunity to try to weaken the rules while also eliminating portions of the standard that would protect our economy from even dirtier oil.

Nearly a year ago, California voters rejected the oil industry's attempt to undermine our clean energy laws by soundly defeating Proposition 23. Let's ensure that oil company attempts to weaken our clean energy standards are rejected once again.

The California Air Resources Board is accepting comments on changes to the low carbon fuel standard until noon on Dec. 14th.

What to Do

Send a message before the Dec. 14th comment deadline telling the California Air Resources Board to protect the low carbon fuel standard from attacks by oil companies and their lobbyists.

Take action and send a message to the California Air Resources Board by clicking here.

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