CARB Weighs Clashing Requests For GHG Cap & Trade Program Changes

May 20, 2024
California Air Resources Board (CARB) officials are weighing clashing recommendations to amend the state’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, including whether to scale back the use of carbon offsets for compliance, whether to establish facility-level emission caps or “no-trade zones,” and how to reduce credit allocations to industry. “To ensure a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and co-pollutants in communities burdened by air pollution, our organizations urge CARB to consider, including through a public workshop, the imposition of specific emission reduction...

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