truckers this month protested possible action by the California
Air Resources Board to approve an alternative diesel fuel formulation.
would prefer a single national fuel standard to open up supply and
equalize prices among the states. Diesel prices in California are
typically the highest in the nation.
protest took place simultaneously in Sacramento, Fresno, Oakland
and Long Beach. A California-only standard would result in even
higher fuel costs and more California freight being moved out of
state and out of the country, opponents said. Meanwhile, the state
EPA says more than half of California’s current smog-forming emissions
originate from gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles.