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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger poses next to his gubernatorial portrait at the unveiling in the Rotunda of the State Capitol September 8, 2014 in Sacramento, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

09/08/2014

(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

(Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages)

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

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