Calif.'s Cap-And-Trade Plan May Hinge On Fuel Standard Case

Law360, San Diego (October 15, 2012, 10:10 PM EDT) -- California will urge the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to overturn a lower court's decision that the state’s low-carbon fuel standard was unconstitutional, and attorneys say a decision in favor of the Golden State would help shield not only its fuel rules, but also its broader program to cut greenhouse gas emissions, from legal attacks. 

The appeals court is set to hear oral arguments in the case after a federal court held in December that the standard, implemented by the state in April 2010 to reduce the...
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