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GIS Owners in California Must Comply With SF6 Regulation

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Gas-insulated switchgear owners face easy-to-miss, CARB-enforced emissions requirements. Since 2011, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has regulated sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) emissions from gas-insulated...more

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UPDATE: LCFS Standards for Diesel and Diesel Substitutes to Revert to Schedule Specified in LCFS Regulation January 1, 2019

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California Air Resources Board lifts freeze on Low Carbon Fuel Standard. On December 7, 2018, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued Regulatory Guidance Document 18-02 which lifts the freeze on Low Carbon Fuel...more

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Mobile Source/Air Enforcement: California Air Resources Board and Sanger, California Trucking Company Enter into Settlement...

The California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) and King’s River Trucking, Inc. (“KRTI”), entered into a Settlement Agreement and Release (“Agreement”) addressing alleged violations of the California diesel vehicle pollution...more

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California Legislature Eyes 100% Clean Energy Target

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The California Assembly is expected to vote this summer to establish increased renewable energy targets and set a target of 100% clean energy by 2045. SB 100, Senator Kevin De Leon’s renewable energy bill, would increase...more

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Dismissal of Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Case Appealed Amidst Program Extension

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Appeal in POET II could complicate California Air Resources Board’s proposed LCFS amendments. In the case commonly referred to as POET II, petitioner POET, LLC, a biofuels manufacturer, challenged the Low Carbon Fuel...more

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Air Resources Board’s Regulatory Relief For Small Truck Fleets Violated CEQA

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A court of appeal has held that the California Air Resources Board violated CEQA when it issued a “regulatory advisory” notifying small trucking operations that they need not meet ARB’s regulatory deadline for retrofitting...more

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California Air Resources Board Clarifies 2018 LCFS Targets and POET II Case Approaches Major Milestone

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Recent guidance published by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) clarifies the treatment of diesel fuels under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in light of the Court of Appeals’ May 30, 2017 decision in POET I....more

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California Continues to Drive Toward Lower NOx Standards for Heavy-Duty Diesels

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On January 12, 2018, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will conduct a public workshop regarding CARB staff’s potential amendments to California’s heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) emission warranty requirements. According to...more

Stoel Rives - Renewable + Law

California Supreme Court Denies Request to Review Cap-and-Trade Case

Yesterday the California Supreme Court denied a petition for review of the cap-and-trade lawsuits brought by a coalition of business interests, headed by the California Chamber of Commerce and Morning Star Packing Company....more

Stoel Rives - California Environmental Law

Senate Bill Proposes Major Market-Based Remodel of Cap-and-Trade Program

California’s cap-and-trade program withstood a battle in court, and now the Legislature is proposing changes to the controversial program. Senator Bob Wieckowski (Democrat – District 10), Chair of the Environmental Quality...more

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California Court of Appeal Strikes Down CARB's Second Review of Low Carbon Fuel Standards - Decision Keeps LCFS Regulations in...

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POET, LLC v. State Air Resources Board (POET II) is the second chapter in the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) troubled history meeting its California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance obligations while also...more

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California Court Chastises Air Resources Board over LCFS but Preserves 2017 Status Quo

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In two recent posts, we discussed how California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) had been thrown into a state of potential upheaval by two interrelated legal challenges commonly known as POET I and POET II, including a...more

Stoel Rives - Renewable + Law

California Court of Appeals Upholds California’s Cap-and-Trade Program

On Thursday, a 2-1 decision by the Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento upheld California’s program to reduce carbon emissions. California’s controversial and signature cap-and-trade program creates a firm limit on...more

Stoel Rives - California Environmental Law

CARB Wins Again on Cap-and-Trade, But Is It Really in Any Danger of Losing?

As the sands shift on federal climate change policy, California’s cap-and-trade program survives to fight another day. Yesterday, a California Court of Appeal upheld the program because it does not impose a tax subject to...more

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California Court of Appeals Upholds Cap-and-Trade Auctions

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Yesterday, the Court of Appeals for California’s Third Appellate District issued its decision in California Chamber of Commerce, et al., vs. State Air Resources Board, et al., upholding the district court’s decision and...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - March 2017 #5

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Environmental and Policy Focus - Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record - Washington Post - Mar 28 - President Trump on Tuesday took the most significant step yet in obliterating...more

Stoel Rives - California Environmental Law

ARB Adopts GHG Emission Standards for Oil and Gas Facilities; Operators Wary of Costs

On March 23, 2017, the California Air Resources Board (“ARB”) adopted regulations for Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Facilities (“Methane Regulations”). The Methane Regulations impose...more

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California State Court Poised to Destabilize Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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Big changes appear to be imminent for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). As discussed in greater detail in our recent post, the LCFS currently is the subject of two interrelated legal challenges commonly known...more

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Non-compliance with carbon market rules could result in substantial penalties

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Ontario’s cap and trade program, which launched in January 2017, includes a number of rules regarding participation in the carbon market where emission allowances and offset credits are bought and sold. The stated purpose of...more

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Twin Challenges to LCFS Advance in California Courts, With Potential Implications for State’s Overall Climate Stabilization...

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Two related cases, advancing in parallel, have the potential to upend California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), whether via full suspension of the LCFS or carving out diesel fuels from the deficit and crediting...more

Morgan Lewis

2016 California Energy and Climate Legislative Update

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California took legislative action in 2016 aimed at addressing climate change, advancing renewable energy, and maintaining the state’s emphasis on safety in the energy sector. In 2016, the California legislature took...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

CEQA News You Can Use - Vol. 1, Issue 1

Welcome to the first edition of CEQA News You Can Use, a quarterly publication of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Natural Resources lawyers. This resource will provide quick, useful bites of CEQA news that we hope can be a...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2016 #4

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Environmental and Policy Focus - California sets reduction targets for black carbon, other climate pollutants - San Diego Union-Tribune - Sep 19 - Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law Senate Bill...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

California Moves Forward With Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets – Governor Brown Signs Into Law SB 32 and AB 197

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On September 8, California's Governor Brown signed companion bills from the Senate and Assembly, Senate Bill 32 (SB 32) and Assembly Bill 197 (AB 197), continuing California on a path to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions –...more

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California Legislature Raises the Bar, Sends Nation’s Most Ambitious Greenhouse Gas Target to Governor

The nation’s most ambitious greenhouse gas (“GHG”) control law may soon get 40 percent tougher. On Aug. 26, 2016, the California Legislature sent Senate Bill 32 (“SB 32”) to Gov. Brown’s desk for signature. A few days...more

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