Dozens of groups in a letter to top state elected officials this week urged them to take up a clean fuel standard for the transportation sector. 

The push was initially made at the start of the year. But as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic took center stage this year, advocates are now looking to next year and the coming state budget talks in 2021. 

The effort is meant to tackle carbon emissions in transportation, one of the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions and comes as the state in the coming decades is due to switch over to renewable sources of energy.

The pitch is based in part on not just combatting climate change, but also creating jobs in the growing renewable energy field

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