Calif. Appeals Court Stays Cap-And-Trade Roadblock

Law360, New York (June 27, 2011, 7:16 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court ruled Friday that the California Air Resources Board can advance plans for a cap-and-trade system to limit greenhouse gas emissions as it challenges a lower court ruling that it failed to adequately consider alternatives.

The state First District Court of Appeal stayed the enforcement of a May 20 writ from California Superior Court that enjoined further rulemaking and implementation of cap-and-trade until ARB rectified alleged failings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

The decision allows the board to work to finalize cap-and-trade...
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