CA Air Board Sticks With Cap & Trade
In March the San Francisco Superior Court ordered the Air Board to "more comprehensively analyze alternatives to the market-based trading system, such as a carbon tax or fee. In a unanimous vote in Sacramento on (August 24), the board adopted the revised environmental analysis while still affirming its original decision", thus setting the stage for another suit by displeased environmental justice advocates.
"UCLA law professor Cara Horowitz said 'most assuredly' the matter would be back before the court."
"During the six-hour public meeting, groups that largely represent low-income communities argued that a cap-and-trade plan allows refineries, power plants and other large-scale facilities to continue emitting pollutants in poor neighborhoods as long as they purchase emission offsets."
Thanks to Fred Heutte