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New Lawsuit Opposes California’s Cap-and-Trade Carbon Market

April 16, 2013 | 1:19 pm

New Lawsuit Opposes California’s Cap-and-Trade Carbon Market

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California’s quest to reduce global warming hit another obstacle on Tuesday. A conservative legal group filed suit to block California’s new cap-and-trade carbon market. The Pacific Legal Foundation alleged that the market’s charge for carbon emissions violates California law because it constitutes a tax, and taxes in California require approval by a two-third majority in […]

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NASA’s Hansen: California’s Cap & Trade Doomed to Fail

December 5, 2012 | 10:30 am

NASA’s Hansen: California’s Cap & Trade Doomed to Fail

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As climatologists go, James Hansen is a legend. In 1988, he was already warning Congress about the dangers of global warming. The scientist normally speaks in measured tones, but he evoked nervous laughter from the crowd at the Commonwealth Club of California last night when asked by Climate One host Greg Dalton why he didn’t […]

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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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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 29, 2010 | 12:36 pm

Blogging and Tweeting the Cancun Climate Talks

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KQED’s Gretchen Weber is in Cancun, blogging and Tweeting the U.N. Climate Talks. In today’s opening post, she describes what appears to be a rather unambitious agenda. After the hype and subsequent disappointment surrounding last year’s UN climate talks in Copenhagen, which failed to produce binding global agreement on emissions reductions, the expectations for this […]

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