California's bid to curb global warming could soon get back on track
Professor Ann Carlson, director of UCLA's Environmental Law Center, who holds joint appointments with the School of Law and IoES, was quoted in an LA Times article about a court ruling on the cap-and-trade provision in California's global warming law.
California's effort to curb global warming, which was put on hold by a court decision, will be able to proceed on schedule once officials conduct a new environmental review, according to attorneys analyzing the case.
A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled that the California Air Resources Board failed to properly evaluate alternatives to the so-called cap-and-trade program, which would allow industries to purchase pollution allowances rather than cut their own carbon emissions.
"This is a temporary stumble," said Ann Carlson, a UCLA environmental law professor. "The court decision doesn't tell the air board it must adopt a carbon tax — only that it must analyze a tax as a potential alternative."
To read the full article in the LA Times by Margot Roosevelt click here.
Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011