California Defends Cap & Trade Link With Quebec Against Trump Lawsuit

February 12, 2020
California and its allies are detailing their legal defense against the Trump administration’s lawsuit charging the state’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program link to Quebec is unconstitutional, arguing specifically that the connection is not a treaty and does not violate the Compact Clause. “This limited agreement to coordinate regarding locally adopted and locally applicable regulatory programs does not violate the Treaty Clause or the Compact Clause because it does not implicate the weighty matters, such as preserving national unity or protecting...


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