A new report by the state auditor accuses the Air Resources Board (CARB) of overstating its emissions reductions to lawmakers.

“CARB has done little to measure the extent to which its incentive programs lead to emissions reductions by causing individuals and businesses to acquire clean vehicles that they otherwise would not,” said California State Auditor Elaine Howle.

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CARB has not shown that these costly incentive programs benefit disadvantaged or low-income communities, added Howle. This lack of adequate tracking data means the state may not meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals for 2030.

The report also scorns CARB for never surveying participants on feedback for its program on upgrading ag equipment.