A Message from California Trucking Association President and CEO
Since the Board authorized CTA staff to secure legal representation to file litigation on CARB’s Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation, we have been working tirelessly to prepare and fundraise for this vital undertaking.
Through a concentrated fundraising campaign that included emailed communications to all members impacted by the rule; three in-person meetings throughout the state; dozens of individual outreach (including phone calls and zoom meetings); and extensive due diligence in identifying and securing counsel, we are happy to report that the CTA formally filed its litigation against CARB today.
We’d like to thank the members who lent their time and talents to ensure proper counsel was selected and that the strategy and fee arrangements were thoroughly vetted.
Litigation was not our desired path concerning the industry’s transition to zero-emissions, but conflict was inevitable once it became clear that CARB embraced a make-believe view of what could be accomplished with today’s technology and infrastructure.
In doing so, the agency violated multiple state and federal laws and, accordingly, these issues will be brought before the courts by CTA and multiple other entities.
CTA is the only lawsuit aimed at federal law violations, including conflicts with the Federal Clean Air Act and the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (the FAAAA).
As an industry, you have put your sweat and treasure into being good environmental stewards for decades. You have exceeded the goals laid out by the State time and time again.
We understand your frustration when these historic achievements are ignored, and you are now being put in an impossible position. All the industry is asking for is what is realistic and achievable. We will not go along with this fantasy of a plan that will lead the State and your businesses to economic ruin.
We want to express our immense gratitude to those who have already contributed to our ACF Litigation fund. Your support has been instrumental.
For those of you who haven’t yet contributed, we kindly ask you to consider doing so by visiting the
ACF Litigation Contribution Form Here.
Thank you for standing with us.
Chief Executive Officer
California Trucking Association