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GANA committee submits comments to CARB

Post Time:Jun 08,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:89

TheFlat Glass Manufacturing Division's Climate Change Committeeof theGlass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board in response to its May 17 public meeting to discuss allowance allocation and the next steps for the cap and trade program, according to a June 8 release. The comments call for several modifications to the approach CARB is taking to cap and trade.

"We feel that CARB has a chance to take a step forward to enhance the viability of manufacturing in the state of California," said Bill Yanek, GANA executive vice president, in the release. "A more national approach to the issue would provide many benefits and not single California out as a state in which the cost of manufacturing glass has become prohibitively expensive for our members."

The comments include many other suggestions to CARB, including several specific to the benchmarking of emissions intensity. "The regulations and methodology included in the current approach to cap and trade by CARB has detrimental flaws," explained Yanek, in the release. "By working with the experts in the flat glass manufacturing industry, CARB can work to provide meaningful change using a common sense approach."

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