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KQED: California's Biggest Industrial CO2 Emitters of 2008

In 2009, California's mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program required the state's largest industrial GHG emitters to report their emissions for the first time, and in November the California Air Resources Board released this data to the public.

See the map below to see view the largest emitters. (Click here to view a larger map and a list of emitters.)
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The California Report | Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013, 8:50 AM

Lawsuit: Calif. Cap-and-Trade is Unconstitutional

California's cap-and-trade program is the first of its size and scale in the country. As such, it has attracted attention and lawsuits from environmentalists on one side and business groups on the other. Now, the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation alleges that the program's charge for carbon emissions violates California law because it constitutes a tax -- and taxes in California require approval by a two-thirds majority in both houses of the state Legislature.



The California Report | Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012, 8:50 AM

Calif. Carbon Trading Market Opens for Business

Today marks a milestone in California's quest to combat climate change. The state is holding its first cap-and-trade auction, where companies will pay for permission to emit greenhouse gases.



Forum | Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012, 9:00 AM

Calif. Carbon Market Set to Open

California is taking a closely watched step to cut greenhouse gas emissions through a new cap-and-trade program. On Wednesday, the state will open a carbon market that forces its biggest polluters to buy and sell permits to emit carbon dioxide. Some say cap-and-trade here could become either a model or a cautionary tale for others.



 

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