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California Air Resources Board

http://www.arb.ca.gov/

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is the nation's leading air quality agency. The mission of the ARB is to promote and protect public health, welfare and ecological resources through the effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering the effects on the economy of the state. The ARB is the only state agency with the authority to develop its own emission standards for motor vehicles, and is the developer of the zero emission vehicle rule for passenger cars. The Air Board is one of the founding members of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, bringing with it the reputation for pushing automobile technology to bring California the world's cleanest vehicles. The ARB is the primary lead State agency implementing California's Hydrogen Highway Network, a State initiative to enable the use of hydrogen as a means of diversifying our sources of transportation energy.