Judge halts enforcement of low-carbon fuel regulations in Calif.

The Interstate Commerce Clause wins a round against “California warming.”

The Los Angeles Times reports,

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily halted California’s ability to enforce rules to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation fuels, effectively taking the regulatory teeth out of the state’s year-old program.

U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence O’Neill in Fresno issued a preliminary injunction that ruled the California Air Resources Board’s low-carbon fuel regulations violated the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause by discriminating against crude oil and biofuels producers located outside California…

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