California appeals court panel upholds carbon fee

Sacramento • A state appeals court panel on Thursday upheld California’s fee for carbon pollution — a central piece of the state’s landmark efforts to fight climate change. The California Court of Appeal sided with Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration and environmental groups in a 2-1 decision. California’s cap-and-trade law caps carbon emissions and auctions off permits allowing companies to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Businesses filed suit in 2012 saying the state Air Resources ...

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