There is an urgent need for Emergency Regulations regarding CNG/LNG pumps at gasoline stations for private passenger vehicles due to a dearth of CNG/LNG public fueling sites in California.
Some scientist below say that we have only ten years or the year 2030 to mitigate current global warming trends.
Excuse me, but it will take too long to adopt LCFS via the normal public hearing process.
This is why I advocate the adoption of Emergency Regulations regarding CNG pumps at existing oil company stations for private vehicle use.
Consider the below:
1.) There is a dearth of public fueling sites for private passenger vehicles in California.
2.) The solution to this problem is tax credits for oil companies to install CNG pumps at their existing gasoline stations. I have requested our Senators Boxer, and Feinstein to sponsor/co-sponsor legislation via the Ways and Means Committee regarding tax credits/incentives for the oil companies to install CNG pumps at their existing gasoline stations.
Also, this will create thousands of jobs as a by product!
3.) Honda and Toyota continue to produce CNG private passenger vehicles. Except for the Ford Crown Victoria, which is produced en mass for law enforcement, the "Big Three" produced CNG private passenger vehicles until 2005, but discontinued due to a dearth of public fueling sites in the USA,
4.) The oil companies, such as, Shell Oil, BP ,Exxon, Chevron have a natural gas (NG) component in their operations. It would not be a problem for such companies to add CNG pumps, but they need incentives to do so.
5.) For the reason above, CNG is the most practical alternative fuel, because;
6.) Most of of the other alternative energy biofuels, such as, corn ethanol are out dated and not economically feasible and are still in the development stage.
7.) Should California fail to adopt LCFS Regulations regarding CNG as the preferred alternative energy fuel forthwith not only California, but literally, the world would suffer, as evidenced below:
NEED FOR CALIF TO ADOPT LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD "EMERGENCY" REGULATIONS FORTHWITH :
Below are three pertinent articles about Antarctica's and Greenland's melting ice. It would only take a three foot sea level rise to flood the coastlines, and cities, lowlands and islands of the world:
Once Greenland's glaciers melts and the Antarctica's Wilkens Ice Shelf completely breaks away, (Chunks have already broken away within the last 3 weeks) it would enable the Antarctica's glaciers to slide into the sea at a faster rate in the future.
Should the glaciers slide into the sea, there would be a at least a ten meter rise in sea levels that would flood coastlines, cities, states, lowlands, and islands of the world. Major Cities, such as, San Diego, Long Beach, parts of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, Canada on the West Coast would be flooded. Cities, such as, as New York, Boston, Baltimore, Charleston, S. C., Savannah, GA., Washington, D. C., Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, on the East Coast would be flooded. The Great Lakes cities, such as, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto, and Toledo would be flooded. States, such as, Florida, Hawaii and Alaska would be flooded. The Gulf Coast cities, such as, Mobile, Biloxi, Gulf Port, New Orleans, Houston, Galveston, and Corpus Cristi, would be flooded.
Also, parts of the Netherlands, British Isles, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean Islands, Bangladesh, Bangkok, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, the Philippines, Cuba, and parts of Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Central America, Mexico, and South America would be flooded.
I continue to keep you informed re: developments of global warming and its effects on the coastlines, cities, states, lowlands, and islands of the world. My responsibility is never ending, in keeping with the Board of Regents of the University of California's Alumni's Duties and Responsibilities to the People of the State of California (1983).
Robert E. Fisher, Master of Social Welfare, 1971
The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Former City of Los Angeles Legislative Analyst/Rep to The California Coastal Commission 1974-79