February 18, 2019 - RCRC has lent its support to Assembly Bill 343, authored by Assembly Member Jim Patterson (R-Fresno). AB 343 would require the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) to develop and implement a fuels transportation program that provides competitive grants or other financial incentives for projects in eligible communities to offset the costs of transporting fuels to a biomass energy facility.
AB 343 would also authorize CNRA to allocate funds from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). Currently, AB 343 awaits action in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee. RCRC’s letter can be accessed here.
Source: Rural County Representatives of California