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AB 1496:

Reducing Methane Emissions

Author: Assemblymember Tony Thurmond

Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas that occurs both naturally and through human activity, in about equal measures. Notable sources include agriculture and fossil fuel extraction. AB 1496 will direct the California Air Resources Board (ARB), in consultation with California local air districts, to develop a program that would measure, monitor, regulate, and ultimately reduce methane emissions statewide.

Bill info from the legislature

CLCV Supported


Passed Senate 25-14
Passed Assembly 57-22
Signed by Governor Brown

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