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California Cap and Trade

California Leads By Example On Climate Change

AP | By DON THOMPSON | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. and China — the world's top two polluting nations — turn to implementing new rules aimed at curbing climat...

Does Big Oil Really Care About Vulnerable Communities?

Jorge Madrid | Posted 09.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Jorge Madrid

Do oil companies really care about vulnerable populations like low income people and communities of color? Could it be that they are using these families as a smokescreen for killing environmental protections and protecting their profits?

Plan To Use CO2 Funds For High-Speed Rail Faces Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 (Reuters) - A California environmental group has filed a lawsuit challenging the state's plan ...

California and the Raiders of the Lost Commons

Mike Sandler | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Mike Sandler

The first Indiana Jones movie opens with our hero having his prize stolen from him by a rival archeologist. No one remembers that the statue actually belongs to the Peruvian tribespeople. In 2013, Californians are witnessing an allegory with the repeated raiding of the revenues from the carbon price under state law AB32 that should be theirs.

Find Out How Polluted Your Zip Code Is

Posted 04.24.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles has three of the top 10 most polluted zip codes in California: East LA, Vernon and Baldwin Park. That's according to a new interactive...

NASA Scientist Slams State's Cap-And-Trade Effort 'Because It's Half-Assed'

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.06.2012 | San Francisco

During a talk given at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco earlier this week, one of the world's foremost climate scientists predicte...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Group Signals Plan To Sue EPA To Force Cap-And-Trade Scheme For Vehicle Emissions | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green

Another in what will likely be many legal maneuvers aimed at either expanding or contracting the regulatory reach of the Environmental Protection Agen...

SUCCESS: CA Cap-And-Trade Auction Sells Out Entirely

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 06.10.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- California sold out of the first pollution permits issued as part of a landmark offensive against greenhouse gases at an inaugural au...

California Debuts Landmark Cap-And-Trade System

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 06.10.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- California is debuting its new, landmark cap-and-trade program with an auction of greenhouse gas pollution permits, despite an eleven...

California To Officially Launch Emissions Cap-And-Trade System

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- California's largest greenhouse gas emitters will begin buying permits in a landmark "cap-and-trade" system designed to control emiss...

California's Landmark Global Warming Law Goes Into Effect

San Jose Mercury News | Paul Rogers | Posted 01.10.2013 | San Francisco

For more than 40 years, California has led the nation in environmental regulation, from passing the toughest coastal protection laws to America's firs...

Put Up a Paradise in That Paved Parking Lot

Gary Gero | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Gary Gero

Trees help address climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing carbon in tree roots, trunks, and branches. And urban forests provide additional positive environmental, health and community benefits.

Aaron Sankin

'The Cult-Like Behavior Of Political Lemmings' | Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.13.2012 | San Francisco

Noting the occasion of the 15th annual Lake Tahoe Summit, a conference examining the environmental and developmental issues affecting the iconic alpin...

Two Notable Events Prompt Examination of an Important Property of Cap-and-Trade

Robert Stavins | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green
Robert Stavins

Governments have repeatedly set the overall emissions cap and then left it up to the political process to allocate the available number of allowances among sources to build support for an initiative without reducing the system's environmental performance or driving up its cost.

Cap and Trade: One Piece of California's Climate Puzzle

Gary Gero | Posted 05.15.2013 | San Francisco
Gary Gero

By taking leadership in the fight against global climate change and building a new, clean energy economy, California is doing what California has always done best: creating the future. And that is a puzzle we all need to work together to solve.

Parlez-Vous Cap-and-Trade?

Douglas A. Kysar | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green
Douglas A. Kysar

California's goal is not merely to create linkages with foreign cap-and-trade systems, but also to inspire and cajole its own federal government, and indeed the world, to act.

GREEN HISTORY: California Poised To Finalize Landmark Cap-And-Trade Program

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — California formally adopted the nation's most comprehensive so-called "cap-and-trade" system Thursday, an experiment by the worl...

California Delay's Cap And Trade Another Year

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- California regulators on Wednesday said they would give power plants, refineries and other major polluters another year to comply wit...

California 'Cap And Trade' Program Suspended By Judge

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge has temporarily halted the nation's most ambitious program to give power plants, utilities and other polluters financial inc...

California Set To Adopt Sweeping Cap-And-Trade Rules On Emissions

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California regulators on Thursday approved the first system in the nation to give polluting companies such as utilities and...

CA Unveils Final Draft Of Their Cap-And-Trade Plan To Curb Emissions

Yahoo! News | Peter Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

California unveiled its final draft of a market system to curb greenhouse gases, relaxing expected rules in the face of a weak economy in a measure th...