This May, the board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitcan Transportation Authority will vote on a decision to replace 1,000 aging diesel buses with a combination of new CNG models fueled by renewable natural gas and electric buses.
   
  Volkswagen, the storied German automaker, pleaded guilty today to three felony counts as part of a $4.3 billion settlement reached with the Justice Department in January over the automaker’s massive diesel emissions scandal.
 
  Congress should be reopening the rules to create more effective regulations as opposed to forcing automakers to support vehicles to meet regulations but fall short of achieving the objectives of the Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988.
   
  Now more than ever, California’s pioneering energy policies are lights in the darkness for Americans who understand the threat posed by climate change and the urgent need for action.
 
  The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are looking at new opportunities to clean our air and protect our climate. It’s a historic opportunity and consistent with California’s long-standing leadership on environmental policy.
   
  In the late eighties and early nineties, I considered running for governor of Texas. Now a lot has changed since that time. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the need to make sure we have a government that works.
 
   
       
   
       
 
     
 
  The most typical story about Utah's air quality and economic development goes something like this: "A company or employee was looking to relocate along the Wasatch Front, but decided to go elsewhere partly because of our air quality challenges."
   
  When President Obama rolled into the White House for the first time, I was in the midst of an aggressive campaign to address the stranglehold placed on U.S. national security and our economy by addiction to OPEC oil.
 
  When he nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as EPA director, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as energy secretary and Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, many perceived that Donald Trump put down his marker for fossil fuels.
   
  The Coalition heads into 2017 with great momentum from a big legislative year and a real opportunity to grow and strengthen the NGV industry in 2017.
 
  Will your next car talk to traffic lights, apply breaks to help avoid a collision or emit zero tailpipe emissions?
   
  Rick Perry is a friend. He was a great Texas governor, and I believe he will be a great Secretary of Energy.
 
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