CARB Awareness Group Newsletter
(CARB = California Air Resources Board)  
Sixth  Newsletter

2/15/2011 Issue #6
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Newsletter #2  Tran Report, etc.
Newsletter #3  Dr. Enstrom firing
Newsletter #4  CARB meeting dates
Newsletter #5  Save the Date

This is the sixth newsletter of the CARB Awareness Group.  The purpose of this group is to provide information on CARB and how you can help to reduce the over-regulation of this entity. 



 California Dump Truck Owners Association Sues
State Air Resources Board to
Overturn Overreaching Truck & Bus Rule


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 15, 2011) - The California Dump Truck Owners Association
("CDTOA") is suing the California Air Resources Board ("CARB") challenging the legality of CARB's Truck and Bus Regulation. The lawsuit, California Dump Truck Owners Association v. Air Resources Board, has been filed in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division, on February 11, 2011. Specifically, CDTOA asserts that CARB's regulation is unconstitutional as it is preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act ("FAAAA") and seeks an injunction prohibiting CARB from enforcing their rule. 


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This Court has jurisdiction of this action under 28 U.S.C. 1331 and 2201, since this case arises under the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States and plaintiff is seeking declaratory and equitable relief. Specifically, this case concerns whether, under the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution (Article VI, clause 2), a state regulation is preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act codified at 49 U.S.C. 14501.


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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the incoming chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, sought council from more than 150 big business associations, trade organizations, and corporations concerning which of the Obama administration's regulations he should target in the 112th Congress. "As a trade organization with members that must comply with the regulatory state, I ask for your assistance in identifying existing and proposed regulations that have negatively impacted job growth in your members' industry," Issa wrote in a Dec. 8 letter to the National Association of Manufacturers that, "Additionally, suggestions on reforming identified regulations and the rulemaking process would be appreciated."


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Help Us in Our Efforts to Sue CARB to Stop Their Regulations!

Contribute to the:
CDTOA Legal Fund "To Stop CARB & EPA!"


Are You Sick of the Junk Science Behind CARB Regulations?

Sick of the Political Science Running our UC,
School System, State and Country?

Contribute to the:
James Enstrom "Justice for Diesel Equipment Owners Fund"

Read more on Industry Request Letter




or send a check, money order payment to:
CDTOA, 334 N. Euclid Ave. Upland Ca, 91786

Or send cash or carbon credits if you have any left!


We appreaciate any and all contibutions for these effort.

CDTOA Membership and Staff



Almost more important, email the John and Ken show with your concern about CARB. 

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Also send letters to CARB and the Governor letting them know how you feel and what you expect.

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