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

California Gas Prices May Jump With New Emissions Law

Starting next year, a new law will force fuel distributors into the same cap-and-trade marketplace as utilities and major manufacturers. The oil industry says it will lead to price increases.

03/09/2014

Refinery at Sunrise

Environmentalists Not Happy With California Carbon Offsets

A component of California’s landmark offensive against greenhouse gas emissions is not sitting well with some environmental groups.

08/11/2013

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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

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Money From California Carbon Auction Less Than Expected

The sale of California’s first pollution permits will generate less money than expected for the state budget.

11/21/2012

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California Officials Call Carbon Auction A Success

State regulators say California’s first auction of greenhouse gas emissions permits went smoothly, and all of the pollution permits available for 2013 were sold.

11/19/2012

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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

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California Begins Auctioning Greenhouse Gas Permits

California has begun auctioning permits for greenhouse gas emissions, launching what is expected to be the world’s second-largest carbon market.

11/14/2012

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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

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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

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