Former Gov. Schwarzenegger Returns To State Capitol For Official Portrait Unveiling, Climate Change Panel
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made a rare political appearance on Monday in Sacramento to promote California’s fight against climate change and to attend a ceremony to unveil his official portrait as governor.
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.
A panel of federal judges on Wednesday upheld California’s first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A judge temporarily halted California’s ambitious program to provide financial incentives for the state’s largest polluters to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions.