Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Board

Resolution

Fuel Cell Vehicles Day
September 6, 2002

Whereas, cars and trucks produce more than half of the onshore smog-forming pollution in Santa Barbara County; and

Whereas, as identified in Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District’s 2001 Clean Air Plan, additional reductions in emissions from light-duty vehicles are needed if our county is to meet clean-air goals; and

Whereas, fuel cell vehicles are considered zero-emission vehicles by California Air Resources Board; and

Whereas, increased public awareness and acceptance of this clean vehicle technology are critically important to our ability to reap the clean-air benefits of fuel cell vehicles in this county; and

Whereas, the California Fuel Cell Partnership (www.drivingthefuture.org) is committed to advancing fuel cell vehicle technology, to demonstrating the technology by operating and testing the vehicles under real-world conditions in California, and to increasing public awareness of these vehicles and preparing the market for commercialization; and

Whereas, the California Fuel Cell Partnership plans to bring prototype fuel cell vehicles to Santa Barbara County September 6.

Therefore, be it resolved that September 6, 2002 is Fuel Cell Vehicles Day, and that the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District hereby applauds the efforts of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, welcomes these vehicles into our county, and encourages residents to learn more about this technology and its clean-air and environmental benefits.