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Gas pump in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Top California Democrat Proposes Fuel Tax

The state Senate leader is proposing a tax on consumer fuel purchases of gasoline, oil, diesel, ethanol and natural gas, with the money raised diverted to transit projects and households of a certain income level.

02/20/2014

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Federal Court Upholds California Mandate On Cleaner Fuels

A panel of federal judges on Wednesday upheld California’s first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

09/18/2013

smokestack, pollution, global warming, emission, greenhouse gases

Conservatives Sue California Over Cap-And-Trade

The Pacific Legal Foundation filed suit Tuesday in Sacramento County Superior Court, arguing the state’s so-called cap-and-trade system is an illegal tax.

04/16/2013

smokestack, pollution, global warming, emission, greenhouse gases

Calif. ‘Cap-And-Trade’ Unlikely To Spur Federal Emissions Cap Soon

California’s new system for limiting industrial greenhouse gas emissions by putting a price on carbon is not likely to spur a similar federal program anytime soon, but it might influence other states to follow suit.

11/15/2012

smokestack, pollution, global warming, emission, greenhouse gases

Business Group Files Suit Over California Greenhouse Gas System

California’s largest business group filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the validity of the state’s cap-and-trade program on the eve of the first pollution permit auction.

11/13/2012

smokestack, pollution, global warming, emission, greenhouse gases

California Set To Officially Launch ‘Cap-And-Trade’ Greenhouse Gas System

California’s largest greenhouse gas emitters will begin buying permits in a landmark “cap-and-trade” system designed to control emissions of heat-trapping gases and to spur investment in clean technologies.

11/12/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Business Groups Protest California Carbon Market

Dozens of people, some wearing red “Save Our Jobs” T-shirts, packed a public meeting on Thursday to testify that a key component of California’s landmark greenhouse gas emissions law will impose enormous costs on them and consumers.

09/20/2012

pollution, emissions, smokestack, greenhouse gases

California Adopts Extensive ‘Cap-And-Trade’ Emissions Plan

California formally adopted the nation’s most comprehensive so-called “cap-and-trade” system Thursday, an experiment designed to provide financial incentives for polluters to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

10/20/2011

pollution, emissions, smokestack, greenhouse gases

San Francisco Judge Halts California Cap-And-Trade Program

A judge temporarily halted California’s ambitious program to provide financial incentives for the state’s largest polluters to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/22/2011

pollution, emissions, smokestack, greenhouse gases

Judge Orders More Review Into California Climate Law

State air quality regulators must conduct further analysis before fully implementing California’s landmark 2006 climate law, a trial court judge has said.

CBS San Francisco–02/03/2011

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