Support Clean Air Incentive Programs

Thanks to progressive state laws and clean air incentive programs, California has made incredible progress in the fight to protect the public's health against air pollution and climate change. We are proud of this progress, but know there is more work to be done to meet our clean air goals.

In order to ensure California remains on track, the American Lung Association in California is co-sponsoring two bills in the California Legislature this year to extend two life-saving clean air programs with our colleagues at the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) and CalStart.

Senate Bill 11 (Pavley) and Assembly Bill 8 (Perea and Skinner) would reauthorize the state's successful clean air and technology investment programs to improve public health by cleaning up the state's existing vehicle fleet and accelerating the deployment of cleaner technologies for our clean air future.

act-now Take Action to Support these Bills

trucksCalifornia's Carl Moyer diesel pollution reduction program has helped clean up older trucks, buses and equipment that harm the health of local communities. Since 1999, Carl Moyer program benefits include:

  • 48,000 engines retrofitted or replaced
  • Reduced 146,000 tons of smog forming pollutants
  • Cut 6,000 tons of toxic diesel particulates
  • Supported over 9,000 jobs statewide

 

California's AB 118 Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle technology programs are supporting the transition to advanced transportation technologies like battery electric and hydrogen vehicles to reduce the health impacts of traffic pollution and climate change. Since 2007, AB 118 programs have:

  • Deployed over 29,000 advanced technology vehicles and equipment
  • Eliminated 1,984 tons of NOx, 124 tons of particulates, and 2.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases
  • Provided fueling infrastructure for zero emission vehicles - 6,200 charge points and 10 hydrogen stations to date - enabling future emission reductions
  • Supported over 7,600 jobs and trained 5,700 people through workforce training programs focused on clean transportation sector jobs

 

These innovative, voluntary incentive programs have put California on track to meeting air quality and climate change goals, but need our support to keep going.

 

act-now Take Action to Support these Bills

Public Health partners in support of SB 11 and AB 8 include:

  • California Thoracic Society
  • California Public Health Association North
  • Health Care Without Harm
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sacramento and Bay Area chapters
  • Public Health Institute
  • Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP)
  • San Diego Regional Asthma Coalition
  • Worksite Wellness LA

 

Read our coalition support letter here.

 

For more information on these important clean air programs and legislation, please contact Will Barrett or review the resources below: