For fleet managers seeking to reduce environmental impacts, making the switch to a fleet powered by compressed natural gas is worth a serious look.
   
  The shale revolution is upon us, and one need look no further than the Buckeye State to see just how much of a positive impact hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has had on job creation, economic development and even the environment.
 
  By deciding to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, President Trump has ceded U.S. climate leadership on the global stage. The U.S. will be joining Syria as the world’s only refuseniks.
   
  President Trump’s decision to have the US join the ranks of Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries in the world not participating in the Paris Climate Agreement will have widespread environmental, economic and diplomatic consequences.
 
  Natural gas is a unique fuel in its diversity of applications. It is widely used in the power and manufacturing sectors, for heating and cooking in homes, and to a lesser but growing degree, as a transportation fuel.
   
  Starting this summer, Environmental Services will kick off an innovative effort designed to capture 100 percent of the methane from our waste, dramatically reducing our carbon footprint.
 
   
       
   
       
 
     
 
  California has no 100 percent renewable electricity goal. California has a climate change goal of 50 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions than in 1990, and a 50 percent renewable energy goal – both by 2030.
   
  Washington residents are really good at recycling. We recycle nearly 50 percent of our waste, well above the national average of 34.6 percent.
 
  This May, the board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitcan Transportation Authority will vote on a decision to replace 1,000 aging diesel buses with a combination of new CNG models fueled by renewable natural gas and electric buses.
   
  Volkswagen, the storied German automaker, pleaded guilty today to three felony counts as part of a $4.3 billion settlement reached with the Justice Department in January over the automaker’s massive diesel emissions scandal.
 
  Congress should be reopening the rules to create more effective regulations as opposed to forcing automakers to support vehicles to meet regulations but fall short of achieving the objectives of the Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988.
   
  Now more than ever, California’s pioneering energy policies are lights in the darkness for Americans who understand the threat posed by climate change and the urgent need for action.
 
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