Factory Farm Gas

Climate credits for factory farm gas violate civil rights, fail to achieve climate benefits, states petition submitted to CARB

One of California’s premier climate programs, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), is dramatically overstating the climate benefits of using methane gas sourced from factory farms as a transportation fuel, while illegally disregarding the disproportionate environmental and health impacts that dairy digesters inflict on low-income communities and communities of color. That is the conclusion of a petition delivered to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today by a coalition of environmental justice, animal rights and community organizations.