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Enviros Livid as Brown Diverts Cap-and-Trade Funds

May 14, 2013 | 5:25 pm

Enviros Livid as Brown Diverts Cap-and-Trade Funds

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“Totally disappointed.” That was Kathryn Phillips’ reaction when she read the fine print in Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget. Phillips, state director for the Sierra Club, is one of a chorus of voices from the environmental community howling over Brown’s decision to divert revenue from the state’s cap-and-trade program into the general fund — temporarily, […]

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Air Quality Chief Sees Valero Reversal as Vindication of Climate Law

March 21, 2013 | 4:22 pm

Air Quality Chief Sees Valero Reversal as Vindication of Climate Law

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This post is updated with a response from Valero, below. California’s top air regulator has found a victory of sorts in this week’s decision by the nation’s largest oil refiner to keep its California refineries. A spokesman for Texas-based Valero Energy Corp. told the Wall Street Journal that it has reconsidered its plan to sell […]

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December 30, 2011 | 8:23 am

California’s Biofuel Rules Rejected by Judge

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(AP) A federal judge on Thursday blocked California from enforcing its first-in-the-nation mandate for cleaner, low-carbon fuels, saying the rules favor biofuels produced in the state. The lawsuit challenging the state regulations, which were adopted as part of California’s landmark 2006 global warming law, was filed in federal court last year by a coalition that […]

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AB 32 Negotiations Stalled: Climate Regs in Limbo

April 1, 2011 | 2:51 pm

AB 32 Negotiations Stalled: Climate Regs in Limbo

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From KQED’s Climate Watch blog, a good update by Alison Hawkes on the status of negotiations between environmental justice groups and state officials in the wake of a judge’s decision requiring the Air Resources Board to go back to the drawing board on some aspects of implementing AB 32, California’s anti-global warming law. AB 32 […]

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What Would You Ask California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols?

March 16, 2011 | 1:32 pm

What Would You Ask California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols?

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Update March 23: Here’s the segment from This Week in Northern California in which Craig Miller asked the questions. Update March 18: The questions Craig Miller asked Mary Nichols: A lot of people remain convinced that AB 32 implementation will be a drag on California’s recovery. How do you respond to that? How many times […]

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February 4, 2011 | 10:47 am

Judge’s Ruling Could Force Air Resources Board to Look at Alternatives to Cap and Trade

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Here’s an irony: After last year’s bruising battle to save California’s comprehensive anti-global warming law from being suspended by an oil industry-backed initiative, it’s a lawsuit by environmental groups that could end up throwing a monkeywrench into the state’s plans. Yesterday we wrote that KQED’s Climate Watch had picked up on a post on the […]

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Morning Splash: Ruling May Delay AB 32; Caltrain Proposes Halving No. Stations; Castro Fires

February 4, 2011 | 7:52 am

Morning Splash: Ruling May Delay AB 32; Caltrain Proposes Halving No. Stations; Castro Fires

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Calif. cap-trade plan dealt blow by S.F. judge (SF Chronicle) The California Air Resources Board violated state environmental law in 2008 when it adopted a comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse gases and again last year when it passed cap-and-trade regulations, a San Francisco Superior Court judge has ruled in a tentative decision. If the decision […]

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February 3, 2011 | 12:23 pm

Court Ruling Could Mean Delay for AB 32 Implementation

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Craig Miller of KQED has a provocative post up on Climate Watch titled Is AB 32 Headed for the Rocks? The post points to Legal Planet, an environmental law and policy blog, where Cara Horowitz, Executive Director of the UCLA Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, wrote this: A California superior court has […]

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December 16, 2010 | 11:25 am

Historic California Air Resources Board Meeting

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UPDATE 12:30 P.M.: California Watch yesterday posted a report saying that the rules under consideration by CARB will create a potential windfall for the timber industry by allowing companies to earn carbon credits from the re-planting of clear-cut trees. The companies would then be free to sell those credits on the new carbon trading exchange. […]

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November 16, 2010 | 10:53 am

Exploring California’s Proposed Climate Change Rules and the Defeat of Prop 23

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Today marks the final day of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Global Climate Summit at UC Davis. (Watch it live here.) Gretchen Weber reports on KQED’s Climate Watch blog: …more than 80 regional and local governments have come together for two days to try to figure out ways to reduce emissions and put the brakes on climate change. […]

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