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S. fleets in a teleconference this morning Mary Nichols chair of the state air resources board says it was the car makers who came to them to work something out it was very gratifying that we had several companies that came to us and asked to talk to us about whether there was a way we could put forward an agreement the agreement also encourages a more rapid transition to electric vehicles governor Gavin Newsom says this compromise keeps emissions goals at nearly the same level set during the Obama administration is the mission roles are optional significant thing the state can do in this nation can do to advance those goals and the trump administration hell bent on role in the back the trump administration is currently writing new rules that would freeze vehicle emissions requirements for cars and light trucks that officials say will lower the sticker price for consumers under this agreement which will likely be challenged by the trump EPA automakers will produce fleets averaging nearly fifty miles per gallon by twenty twenty six Matt Bigler KCBS South Bay leaders are planning to hold their first ever hold a summit to address the ongoing crisis KCBS is Mike Cogan says the event will involve more than three hundred participants homelessness continues to spike here with almost eight thousand people going without shelter every night county leaders say they're going to address the problem it needs to be done in a big way we'll have three hundred forty people doing tabletop action sizes facilitated and they were going to be trying to get people to dialogue on how we can attack this problem a little bit more efficiently the events can be at the center Kerr county fairgrounds on September twenty first Santa Clara county supervisor Dave Cortes he says a summit will include people who are homeless we'll be actual homeless people folks with the lived experience of being homeless sitting at every table across from people who maybe middle income neighborhood residents so we're gonna try to tackle the mental health issues of public health issues the shelter issues a temporary shelter issues and see what we come up with in terms of a little bit of a better dynamic them over seeing out there in the community right now and the Silicon Valley bureau my cold and Casey BMC Berkeley and US department of energy researchers have teamed up to develop a new way to track black carbon better known as sought in and around west Oakland KCBS Jeffrey Schaub reports black carbon is a major contributor to climate change and can cause an array of health problems west Oakland has a lot of black carbon emitted from thousands of diesel trucks at the port and the communities near proximity to interstate highways long term exposure can lead to or exacerbate development of cardiovascular disease the salmon indication that might exacerbate asthma Tom Kirsten leads the energy analysis and environmental impacts division at Berkeley lab and he's a UC Berkeley professor of engineering he and other researchers teamed up to create the largest black carbon monitoring network in the world a hundred sensors placed through out west Oakland for a Hundred Days we found that concentrations of said varied over large scale the rich over short distances and four times for example one person's exposure outside of their house might be two times higher than somebody else is just a few blocks away that was largely controlled by traffic.

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