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Category: Cap and Trade
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Oil and Gas Emissions Have Increased Under California’s Cap and Trade Program 16.11.2019
Experts are increasingly worried cap and trade is allowing California's biggest polluters to conduct business as ...
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Trump administration sues California over cap-and-trade agreement with Canada 23.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

California's cap-and-trade program requires companies to buy permits to release emissions into the atmosphere.

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In Minnesota, a new push to fight climate change — and make money — from forests 10.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Programs that pay landowners to keep carbon sequestered in forests are beginning to spread, now that California has a cap and trade system designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Some say Minnesota should be a bigger player in the carbon offset market.
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Opinion: 2020 candidate Seth Moulton on how Democrats are ignoring common sense in the fight against Trump 1.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) sat with the Times editorial board to discuss his 2020 campaign.

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Oregon Republican senators end walkout over carbon bill 30.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending an acrimonious nine-day walkout over a carbon emissions bill that would have been the second such legislation in the nation.
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Some Oregon Republican lawmakers end their walkout without vote on climate change bill 29.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Some Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending a walkout over a carbon-emissions bill they said would harm their rural constituents.

Nine of the 12 minority Republicans returned after Senate President Peter Courtney said the majority Democrats lacked the votes to pass...

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Why a group of US state senators are being hunted by police 23.6.2019 BBC: World
Republicans from Oregon have been missing since walking out over a climate change law on Thursday.
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Oregon is poised to pass cap-and-trade climate policy, joining California 18.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.

Supporters call it the United States’ most progressive climate policy, saying it not only cuts emissions...

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L.A. has a plan for combating climate change. But is it realistic? 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California has had a glimpse in recent years of what it can expect as the climate continues to change: wild swings from extreme drought to extreme rainfall and snowfall, a sharp increase in devastating wildfires and record temperatures.

With poor leadership on climate issues from the federal government,...

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How ignoring climate change is like letting malignant cancer go untreated 17.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Op-ed article author Bill McKibben is a climate champion. He’s like a physician telling his patient, “I know you feel pretty good right now, but unless we treat the malignancy soon….” (“Jerry Brown’s work to seal his climate legacy is only half done,” Opinion, April 11)

The sound...

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California's voter guide offers a reality check on Prop. 70: Most Democrats are against it 11.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

We may never know the exact terms of a bipartisan deal in Sacramento that resulted in a ballot measure to govern future climate change spending in California.

What we do know is that many prominent Democrats had no intention of actually encouraging anyone to vote for it. In fact, it seems the only...

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California Republicans Are Starting to Act Like Democrats 24.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For the past decade, Democrats hoping to pass a big climate law have played Charlie Brown to the Republicans’ Lucy. Despite the GOP making it clear it has no intention of holding the ball for a global warming kick, the left […]
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From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

No contour of California’s vast landscape inspires such passionate devotion as its coastline, so state lawmakers recoiled when President Trump announced in April that he wanted to expand offshore drilling. The outrage was channeled into a proposal for preventing any new infrastructure along the...

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Storm over cap-and-trade vote results in Chad Mayes' ceding Assembly Republican leader post to Brian Dahle 25.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Chris Christie Has Plenty to Be Embarrassed About, But This One Really Matters 25.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Chris Christie’s defining moment on climate change came early in his first term as New Jersey’s governor. On May 26, 2011, the brash, trash-talking Republican acknowledged for the first time that humans were causing the climate to change. Then, just three minutes […]
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In first political consequence of cap-and-trade vote, Chad Mayes is replaced by Brian Dahle as Assembly Republican leader 25.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Six weeks after helping Democrats revamp California’s landmark climate change policy and facing a torrent of anger from conservative critics, the Republican leader of the state Assembly agreed Thursday to step down and allow a rural Northern California lawmaker to lead the GOP’s fractured caucus.

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California pollution permits sell at highest price ever 23.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California raised more than $640 million this month auctioning off permits for businesses to emit greenhouse gases as part of a program aimed at fighting climate change, according to state data released Tuesday. Last week’s auction was the state’s first since lawmakers voted to extend California’s cap and trade program through […]
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California sees strong results from cap-and-trade auction after program extension 23.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
California Republicans face reality on climate change — and the ire of their party 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Grover Norquist and Patrick M. Gleason seem to suffer from the delusion that taxes are evil both in form and function. (“Angry taxpayers, leave Mitch McConnell alone and turn your attention to California's Republicans,” Opinion, Aug. 17.)

They decry the fact that we have a rational...

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California Republicans face backlash for backing climate change program 14.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After weeks of escalating criticism, Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes still doesn’t have any regrets over bucking his party to support California’s cap-and-trade program on climate change.

There’s just one thing Mayes would have done differently: He wishes he had attended the ceremony on San...

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