The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (aka Assembly Bill 32 or “AB 32?) mandates a reduction in California statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is...more
Concerns from local agencies, industry, and environmental groups over the long-awaited Draft Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”)/Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan...more
I. LCFS Readoption -
On February 19, 2015, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) will take feedback on proposed regulations implementing the readoption and updating of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS),...more
On December 18, 2014, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released revised draft guidance on the consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change in National Environmental Policy Act...more
I. LCFS Readoption -
The California Air Resources Board (“ARB”) is on the cusp of readopting the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (“LCFS”) regulation to remedy legal defects in the initial adoption process found by the...more
On Sept. 23, 2014, the California Energy Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental...more
On September 23, 2014, the California Energy Commission (“CEC”), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (“CDFW”), US Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”), and US Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) released the Draft...more
Today, the US Supreme Court denied certiorari regarding the constitutionality of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Corey. ...more
The Air Resources Board proposes to merge court-mandated re-adoption of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard with other significant program changes.
The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) continues to generate uncertainty due to...more
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...more
On November 12, 2013, a California trial court decided that the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has the power to auction emission allowances and that such auctions do not constitute an illegal ...more
The decision, which will almost certainly be appealed, allows the Air Resources Board tocontinue to auction emission allowances.
On November 12, 2013, a California trial court decided that the California Air Resources...more