The Threat To Calif.'s Climate Change Efforts

Law360, New York (February 8, 2011, 12:34 PM EST) -- In December 2010, the California Air Resource Board (CARB) adopted the nation’s first economywide cap-and-trade program to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The program was a key component of CARB’s “Scoping Plan,” the blueprint for implementation of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32).

One month later, a tentative ruling from a California Superior Court (Ass’n of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board, Case No. CPF-09-509562) threatens to indefinitely suspend not just the cap-and-trade-program, but also the entire panoply of GHG emissions-reduction...
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