Restrictions on Participation in Low-Carbon Fuel Standards Programs

Summary

This legislation prohibits the State from participating in any low-carbon fuel standard or similar program requiring quotas, caps, or mandates on fuels used for transportation, industrial purposes, or home heating without prior legislative approval.

 Be it Enacted by the Legislature of {insert state}:

I. The State of {insert state} shall not join, implement, or participate in any state, regional, or national low-carbon fuel standards (LCFS) program or any similar program that requires quotas, caps, or mandates on any fuels used for transportation, industrial purposes, or home heating without seeking and receiving prior legislative approval.

II. The {Department of Environmental Quality} may engage in regional and national discussions of such programs.

III. The {Department of Environmental Quality} shall report all expenses resulting from its discussions of such programs to the {Finance Committee} on a semi-annual basis.

 Approved by ALEC Board of Directors on January 28, 2013.

Keyword Tags: Carbon Emissions, Fuel Standards, Lcfs