CALIFORNIA OFFICIALS REJECT SPECIFIC CAP-AND-TRADE PROGRAM IN GHG PLAN

December 1, 2005
California environmental officials leading Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction advisory panel are not expected to include recommendations for a specific carbon cap-and-trade program in a forthcoming draft report, which is seen as a minor victory for industry organizations opposed to a regulated emissions cap. While officials do plan to recommend immediate pursuit of rules to reduce GHG emissions, several Democratic lawmakers early next year may propose their own carbon emission caps and mandatory GHG reporting for certain...


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