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California Proposes Draft Amendments to California Cap-and-Trade Program

By Jean-Philippe Brisson, Josh Bledsoe, Michael Dreibelbis and Andrew Westgate On July 12, 2016, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposed amendments to the California Cap-and-Trade Program (17 CCR 95800 et. seq.) for the first time since 2014. The amendments include major substantive changes to compliance requirements as well as new program initiatives such as post-2020 … Continue Reading

Climate Action Plan for San Diego County Struck Down Under CEQA by Court of Appeal for Failure to Comply with Requirements for Plan Level Documents and Failure to Adequately Mitigate Associated GHG Impacts

By Chris Garrett, Daniel Brunton, Taiga Takahashi, Andrew Yancey, and Natalie Rogers On October 29, 2014, the Fourth District Court of Appeal of California upheld the Sierra Club’s challenges to the County of San Diego’s (“County”) approval of a climate action plan (“CAP”) and related significance thresholds under the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”).  In … Continue Reading

Court of Appeal Confirms AB 32 Target Is Proper CEQA Significance Threshold

By Joshua T. Bledsoe and Christopher W. Garrett The strongly worded opinion in Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Case Number B245131)(CBD v. CDFW) by the Court of Appeal of California, Second Appellate District has confirmed that analyzing a project’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) … Continue Reading

AB 32 Target Is Proper CEQA Significance Threshold, So Long As You Know Your Apples From Your Oranges

By Joshua T. Bledsoe and Christopher W. Garrett In Friends of Oroville v. City of Oroville, 218 Cal. App. 4th 1352 (2013) (Friends of Oroville), the Court of Appeal of California, Third Appellate District, recently confirmed that analyzing a project’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) via a threshold-of-significance derived from … Continue Reading

Air & Climate Forecast: July 2013

Latham & Watkins is pleased to present a complimentary 60-minute webcast on Wednesday, July 24 at 9:00 am pacific/12:00 pm eastern. The webcast is presented by the Air Quality and Climate Change Practice and will address the following current air quality and climate change regulatory and policy updates: The recent decision in the California Low Carbon Fuel … Continue Reading

President Obama’s Climate Action Plan Reinforces Support for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)

On June 25, President Obama issued the Climate Action Plan to expand the federal government’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and combat climate change.  In addition to focusing on regulating GHG emissions from new and existing power plants, the President’s plan reinforces support for fossil-fuel generation combined with  carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) … Continue Reading
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