EDF Statement on Approval of Linkage between California’s and Quebec’s Cap-and-Trade Systems by the California Air Resources Board

April 19, 2013

Joaquin McPeek, 916-492-7173 jmcpeek@edf.org

“CARB’s approval of linkage is a big milestone for California and the nation, and yet another strong example of California’s leadership in fighting climate change, while moving further down the path to a clean energy economy.

This linkage comes at a moment when momentum for carbon market development has been building around the world, and sends a positive signal to other jurisdictions that are working on building their own carbon markets and might ultimately seek to join with California and Quebec.”

 -Erica Morehouse, Staff Attorney, US Climate and Energy

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