NEW MSRC MEMBER BEN BENOIT - PASSIONATE TO PROTECT CLEAN AIR FOR KIDSWhen newly appointed MSRC member Ben Benoit was growing up in the Coachella Valley, he remembers riding on dirty diesel school buses that generated dark plumes of smoke. During many hot days in the Valley, Benoit and all of his classmates would have to breathe in the fumes through the open bus windows because there wasn’t any air conditioning. Similarly, when he waited to board the school bus, the exhaust fumes from the idling buses were foul smelling and nearly suffocating. ... Full Story
AIR RESOURCES BOARD VOTES TO SUPPORT CLEAN CAR STANDARDSThe California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently approved the findings from the Midterm Review of its Advanced Clean Car Program (ACC) and unanimously agreed to continue with the state’s vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards and zero-emission vehicle program for cars and light trucks sold in the state through 2025.
The ACC is designed to reduce global warming pollution and harmful air pollutants from new vehicles. California has the unique ability to set tougher rules than federal standards under a waiver program that is part of the Clean Air Act. In addition, a dozen other states have adopted…... Full Story
E-BIKES AND EMPLOYEES – A PERFECT PAIR FOR CLEAN AIRIn January, the City of Moreno Valley launched a new employee Bikeshare program enabling its workers to use free bikes to go to lunch or run errands during the workday and avoid travel that normally would be done by getting into their cars. ... Full Story