New Hampshire Bill Restricts Ability for State to Join LCFS Programs
by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine) The New Hampshire legislature recently passed legislation (HB 1487) that aims to prohibit the state from participating in any low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) programs that require quotas, caps or mandates on transportation fuels, fuels used for industrial purposes or fuels used for home heating without authorization from the legislature. LCFS programs, such as the one adopted by California, can help create market demand for biofuels and other alternative fuels.
While the legislation prevents the state from participating in a LCFS without authorization from the state legislature, it does allow the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services to engage in regional and national discussions of such programs. In the bill, the department is directed to report all expenses resulting from its LCFS discussions to the fiscal committee of the general court on a semi-annual basis. READ MORE and MORE