23 May '11, 8pm

Judge's Ruling Slows, But Doesn't Halt, Calif. Climate Law: A final court ruling put California's greenhouse gas...

A Superior Court in San Francisco issued a final judgment Friday in a lawsuit filed in 2009 by environmental justice (EJ) groups concerning California's groundbreaking 2006 law, the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), which sets limits on global warming pollution in the state. As expected, the ruling establishes a new timeline and preconditions for continued implementation and final approval of the AB 32 cap-and-trade regulation . The ruling confirms the California Air Resources Board 's (CARB) ability to use cap-and-trade and should not force a delay in the planned launch of the program on January 1, 2012, as long as the agency meets its California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements laid out by the court. The judge found that CARB did not adequately complete its legally mandated review of alternatives to cap-and-trade and must do so, then gain approval by its...

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