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Environmental Action Under Governor Newsom's CalEPA – What's In Store For The State?
The California Environmental Protection Agency directs some of the most important environmental agencies in the state.
United States
18 Mar 2019
California Flips The Focus From Facility Emission Limits To Community Impact Monitoring And Mitigation
On Monday, July 17, 2017, the California legislature passed a two-bill package, Assembly Bill (AB) 398, which extends California's Cap-and-Trade Program to 2030, and AB 617...
United States
9 Aug 2017
EPA To Reconsider Previous Determination On Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards For Light-Duty Cars And Trucks
It also recognizes the unique role that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has previously played.
United States
13 Apr 2017
EPA Issues Final Determination That No Adjustments To GHG Standards For Model Years 2022-2025 Will Be Made, But Questions Remain
On January 12, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its determination not to change greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for cars and light trucks...
United States
24 Jan 2017
California's New Spray Adhesive And Aerosol Coatings Requirements – Will You Be Ready On January 1?
A trap for unwary manufacturers and retailers is the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations for consumer and other products sold in the state.
United States
19 Dec 2016
Ninth Circuit Rejects CERCLA Liability For Air Emissions
Do air emissions of hazardous substances create a cleanup liability under the Superfund?
United States
16 Aug 2016
Paris Agreement On Climate Change Boosts Clean Energy Innovation And Finance
On December 12, 2015, 195 countries came together in Paris to adopt a landmark climate change deal.
4 Jan 2016
CEQA Doesn't Operate In "Reverse" (Usually)
It's not quite Star Wars, but in the world of land use, this counts as a blockbuster.
United States
4 Jan 2016
California's New Climate Era: SB 350 And Beyond
Two out of three ain't bad. Climate change policy advocates may find themselves quoting Meat Loaf with the enactment of Senate Bill (SB) 350, which California's Legislature passed last month and which Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on October 7.
United States
22 Oct 2015
Obama Administration Adopts Landmark Clean Power Plan
Citing "immediate risks" to national security, public health, and the economy, the Obama Administration adopted ambitious regulations and policies to implement its Clean Power Plan.
United States
7 Aug 2015
Considerable Costs—Supreme Court Requires EPA To Consider Cost Impacts Of Power Plant Toxic Emissions Rules
A closely divided Supreme Court has determined that EPA must consider cost when regulating emissions of hazardous air pollutants from stationary sources.
United States
6 Jul 2015
California Greenhouse Gas Mandates Keep Coming — Governor Orders 40 Percent Reductions Below 1990 Levels By 2030
On April 29, 2015, California’s Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order to set a new interim target for reducing the state’s emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
United States
6 May 2015
Is California Really Going To Mandate An 80% Reduction In Greenhouse Gases Below 1990 Levels By 2050?
The California Supreme Court has elevated the stakes even further on what has already developed into a critically important question for the future of greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation in the state.
United States
25 Mar 2015
They’re Back? First District Court Of Appeal Paves The Way For Possible Reinstatement Of Controversial Air Quality Thresholds
The California Building Industry Association sued BAAQMD alleging, among other things, that BAAQMD itself had violated CEQA by not reviewing the environmental impact of the thresholds before adopting them.
United States
21 Aug 2013
Picking Up Steam? CARB Reports That California’s Second Carbon Auction Exceeds Price Expectations
California’s second auction of greenhouse gas allowances exceeded expectations, with allowances clearing above both the reserve price and the price predicted by leading market analysts.
United States
4 Mar 2013
Court Rejects Challenge To California’s Cap-And-Trade Carbon Offset Program
Recently, a California state court has rejected a challenge to an important component of California's cap-and-trade scheme, its emission offset program.
United States
6 Feb 2013
Sold! High Volume, Low Prices Mark California’s First Carbon Allowance Auction
California’s first carbon allowance auction on November 14, 2012 featured plenty of demand but a lower-than-expected closing price, based on results released on Monday by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). California’s cap-and-trade program requires that certain regulated entities must acquire a carbon allowance for each metric ton of greenhouse gas they emit in the state beginning in 2013.
United States
29 Nov 2012
California Drops The Hammer On First Carbon Auction Despite New Lawsuit
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) proceeded today with the inaugural carbon allowance auction for its impending "cap-and-trade" greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions regulation program, despite a lawsuit filed yesterday by the California Chamber of Commerce to challenge CARB’s auction authority.
United States
21 Nov 2012
EPA Proposes Nationwide Limits On Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Power Plants
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a landmark rule that would establish the first national limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
United States
3 Apr 2012
Greenhouse Gas And Environmental Justice Issues Collide As California Attorney General’s Office Weighs In On Sustainable Communities Plan
On January 25, 2012, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the "sustainable communities strategy," or "SCS," the first such strategy adopted in the state for the San Diego region.
United States
31 Jan 2012
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