Air Board’s proposal ignores the law, hurts the people of Merced

The people and dairy industry of Merced County are my heritage. As a third-generation dairyman born and raised in Los Banos, I understand how new government regulations can impact the dairy industry. From my time on the Los Banos City Council, I also see how California’s rising costs of living are hurting families and businesses.

That’s why I am calling on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to follow the clear intent of the Legislature rather than ignore it, causing increases in the costs of energy and fuel, including adding as much as $1.09 to the cost of a gallon of gasoline. These cost increases will harm consumers, farmers and businesses of all kinds throughout Merced County and California.

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