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MARCH 2, 2014


Will CARB Coordinate?
By law the California Air Resources Board must coordinate with local governments.  
APPEARANCES:  OCT 24, 2010  JAN 9, 2011  MAR 13,2011  JUN 5, 2011  JUL 31, 2011  MAR 2, 2014 AUG 10, 2014



Our Guest: Fred Kelly Grant

Fred Grant attained his B.A. from the College of Idaho in 1958, majoring in History; with specialization in Constitutional History and Law. He then attended the University of Chicago School of Law. He served as Law Clerk to Chief Judge Brune, in the Maryland Court of Appeals. He first worked as an associate at Lord, Bissell, and Brook; a Chicago law firm representing Lloyd's of London. He continued to practice law in the District of Maryland, where he was an Assistant United States Attorney. He later became Assistant State Attorney of Baltimore, and then Chief of the Organized Crime Unit, State's Attorney of Baltimore. He spent his remaining time in Baltimore involved in criminal defense.

Grant later moved with his family back to Nampa Idaho where he and his wife were both raised. He accepted an appointment by Idaho’s Governor as a liaison with the federal agencies, and eventually served two of Idaho’s Governors in various roles. He has been a hearing officer in zoning issues for over 30 years and has helped cities and counties write land use plans protecting property rights. He works closely with Owyhee County, Idaho where he developed the “Coordination Strategy” now being taught across the nation as a way for local governments to have meaningful input into the federal and state decision making process.


(California Air Resources Board)


  The letter to the California Air Resources Board from the City of Redding Coordination Committee is on it's way, (probably to the Supreme Court).
02-28-14_CARB _Letter.pdf
We would like to see this letter go viral as we need to raise money for expenses. If you have any questions you can email: or call

Dick Wright (City of Redding Coordination Committee): 530-275-8862


Click to start video at:  Stand and Fight     Redding vs CARB

Redding Council Votes to Gear Up in Battle With State Over Exhaust Emission Rules
source:  by Jon Lewis
With a 5-0 vote, the Redding City Council agreed Tuesday to confront the California Air Resources Board over looming diesel engine emission standards that opponents say will deal a crippling blow to the north state’s already fragile economy.

The vote authorized Mayor Rick Bosetti to write CARB and invoke Redding’s “coordination” authority. Coordination is a process that requires federal agencies (and state agencies that receive federal funding) to work with local governments before implementing policies or plans that impact the local community.

The coordination process was proposed at the council’s Oct. 15 meeting but a motion to proceed stalled on a 2-2 vote. Bosetti, who joined Councilwoman Francie Sullivan in voting no, said he wanted to wait and see what transpired at an Oct. 24 CARB meeting before taking a more confrontational tack.

The emission standards, which the state says will remove thousands of tons of diesel soot from California’s air and prevent some 3,900 premature deaths, will force hundreds of truck and bus operators to make costly retrofits to their vehicles or, in many cases, retire them.

Pat Cramer, an Anderson-based insurance agent who deals almost exclusively with trucks, said she has been dealing with CARB for six years and has come to the conclusion that “they want to get us out of business.”

As the emission requirements now stand, trucks made in 2006 and older—or 73 percent of the trucks she insures—will be off the road by Jan. 1, Cramer said.

Of particular concern to Councilman Gary Cadd are the $20,000 particulate matter filters required for all heavy trucks with engines manufactured in 2009 or older. The filters are too temperature sensitive to be of use in slow-moving construction vehicles and prone to overheating in trucks on the highway, Cadd said.
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Redding Citizens and Business Leaders Seeing Red Over Green-Injustice
source: California Construction Trucking Association 
In a packed Redding city hall meeting on Nov. 5th the City Council after hearing numerous testimonies from local business and even city workers dealing with unreliable diesel engine emissions technology and high cost equipment, voted 5-0 in favor of a resolution. The resolution will invoke a notification informing CARB that by NEPA or Federal Statute, a City Coordination Subcommittee will request a “negotiation” process whereby the city’s government would be given an equal and central station at the negotiating table concerning diesel engine regulations in its jurisdiction. The City believes that CARB should not be allowed to move forward with any regulation or policy without the city’s approval as part of its coordination responsibilities.

The “coordination process” as directed by Congress is simply that: a process by which local government and federal agencies are to meet in a government to government dialogue in order to attempt to reach consistency between federal plans and actions and local plans and policies. Congress has directed every federal agency to engage in that government-to-government process with local governments.

The CARB emission standards, which their scientists claim will remove thousands of tons of diesel particulate matter (PM) that the media refers to as soot from California’s air and prevent some 3,900 premature deaths, will force tens of thousands of truck and bus operators to make costly retrofits to their vehicles or, in many cases, retire them and must buy new without any compensation. The problem with these regulations is that they do not distinguish between attainment areas like most of the state, including Redding, and non-attainment areas. Why should businesses in attainment “green zones” areas be required to do anything?

Betty Plowman and other local business people said at the hearing that CARBs regulations unfairly burden small businesses, and drove home the point that all Californian’s will pay the price for these onerous regulations targeting the transportation industry.
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