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Fuel Fight: California Tries to Kick the Oil Habit

Oil and refining companies operating in California are lobbying the Legislature and state agencies to either significantly cut back or repeal California’s low-carbon fuel standard, which requires the transportation sector to reduce its carbon intensity 10 percent by 2020. “They believe they can game the system,” said Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis. “There is a benefit in both the [renewable-fuel standard] game and in California to just not comply because you have incumbent infrastructure.