Legal hurdles ahead for Calif. cap-and-trade?

Will that pesky U.S. Constitution get in the way?

According to the Clean Energy Report,

A large number of potential lawsuits challenging California’s newly approved greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade regulations are likely to involve out-of-state energy suppliers claiming that the rules violate either the Interstate Commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, federal sovereignty statutes or international trade agreements, according to lawyers and others who have gauged the possible threats the program faces as it moves into the implementation phase.

Click here for Peabody Energy’s December 2010 comments on the legal shortcomings of California’s quixotic quest to quash its greenhouse gas emissions.

2 thoughts on “Legal hurdles ahead for Calif. cap-and-trade?”

  1. I think the out-of-state energy companies are taking the wrong approach. Just stop selling energy to California.

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