EDF puts forward strong legal argument about California's cap-and-trade design before Court of Appeal

EDF statement from Erica Morehouse, Senior Attorney

January 24, 2017
Jennifer Andreassen, jandreassen@edf.org, +1-202-572-3387

(SACRAMENTO – January 24, 2017) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today put forward strong legal arguments supporting cap-and-trade auctions in oral arguments before the California Court of Appeal. EDF is party to the consolidated cases, California Chamber of Commerce et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., and Morning Star Packing Co. v. California Air Resources Board. For more background information on the litigation, see our FAQs: http://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/california-cap-and-trade-auction-litigation-faq-jan17.pdf.

“The court today was engaged and prepared, and asked important questions of both sides. We remain confident in the legal argument we have made before the Court, and that California’s cap-and-trade program is thoroughly anchored in the law. We’re in court because this is a challenge to a core component of California’s robust approach to regulating climate pollution. With cap and trade as a cornerstone of California’s ambitious climate policy, California’s carbon emissions are declining and the economy is thriving.”

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