30 Jun '17, 6pm

CA #capandtrade won big in court. But now #caleg & @JerryBrownGov must figure out post-2020 plan.

California’s four-year-old cap-and-trade program, which sets a cap on greenhouse gas emissions and incentivizes the state’s biggest polluters to lower emissions, has won a substantial legal battle. On Wednesday afternoon, the state’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal of a lower court’s ruling over a legal challenge from a group of businesses initiated four years ago. Back then the Chamber of Commerce sued, alleging that the state is imposing an illegal tax on businesses through the cap-and-trade program. In April , the 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of state officials. Now the California Supreme Court has essentially ended the legal challenge for good, a decision that has likely pleased Governor Jerry Brown and the Air Resources Board, which manages the cap-and-trade program. Over the years, the lawsuit added uncertainty and controversy to the state’s program....

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