State Climate Initiatives Get Boost From High Court Snub

Law360, New York (June 30, 2014, 7:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s Monday refusal to consider a challenge claiming California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard illegally discriminates against out-of-state fuel will help shield the state’s landmark greenhouse gas program from future legal challenges, as well as efforts by other states to regulate the stateless issue of climate change, experts say.

Agricultural and ethanol groups led by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and energy lobbying groups led by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers had urged the high court to review the LCFS, which a divided...
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