29 Jun '11, 2pm

Group Sues to End N.Y.'s Role in Regional Cap-and-Trade: The group argues that the system imposes "coercive taxe...

Members of Americans for Prosperity, a group founded and largely financed by oil industry interests, filed a lawsuit this week seeking to end New York State’s participation in the 10-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The suit, filed on Monday in state Supreme Court in Albany against Gov. Andrew Cuomo and two state agencies, asserts that the multistate cap-and-trade system imposes costs on electric utilities that are then passed on to ratepayers in what amounts to an illegal tax. The suit charges that such “coercive taxes” were illegally levied without approval from the state legislature. Under RGGI (pronounced reggie), as the trading system is known, states set limits on carbon dioxide emissions and require power companies to buy credits or allowances to pay for the emissions they produce. Companies that cut their pollution to a level below their cap can then sell ...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/group-sues-to-e...

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Polluters Get 1-Year Respite from California Cap-and-Trade

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greenbiz.com 30 Jun '11, 6pm

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sg.news.yahoo.com 30 Jun '11, 1am

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asiaone.com 30 Jun '11, 7am

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Group Condemns Harassment of Climate Scientists

green.blogs.nytimes.com 29 Jun '11, 10pm

There is a ripple of unease among many scientists who study the warming of the planet these days. Some have faced harassme...