carb en Early Switch to Winter Blend Fuel Unlikely To Harm Air Quality <p></p><p class="p1">The California Air Resources Board says refineries can begin producing and selling winter-blend gasoline.</p><p class="p1">The blend is usually not sold until October 31<sup>st</sup> because it’s a more volatile compound and its quick evaporation can harm air quality during hot weather.</p><p class="p1">But Governor Jerry Brown requested the early switch because of the recent gas price spikes.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2">The Board’s Dave Cleggern says with the cooler weather he doubts it will have any negative environmental effect.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 22:45:28 +0000 Amy Quinton 5149 at California Tests Cap and Trade System <p>California officials are ramping up for the greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade market this November, where companies will be required to pay for their pollution. The state held a trial auction to test the new system for selling carbon credits on Thursday. </P> <p>The main goal of the test run is to make sure the software works smoothly and prevents attempts to game the bidding system, according to, Stanley Young who is with the California Air Resources Board. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 18:29:26 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 3254 at California Air Resources Board Maps Air Polluters <p>The California Air Resources Board has created a map that shows the state&rsquo;s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases. It is a significant step in the development of California&rsquo;s Cap and Trade program.</p><p>On the new Google Earth map are 625 facilities that each produce more than 25,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases annually. The map breaks down facilities by industry, zip code and emissions. But, Stanley Young with the Air Resources Board says state-to-state comparisons aren&rsquo;t yet available.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 01:57:05 +0000 Bob Moffit 1801 at California Air Resources Board Maps Air Polluters