So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night.
New Mexico is expected to repeal a rule today that would have established a carbon cap in the state.
The move culminates a multiyear fight between supporters who said the cap would have made the state a leader on climate change and opponents who said it would limit economic growth. The state cap would have taken effect in 2013 and required 3 percent annual cuts in carbon dioxide emissions below 2010 levels.
“They’ve already made up their mind,” said Bruce Frederick, a staff attorney at the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, about the state environmental improvement board, which is scheduled to take a vote on the issue today.
He said his group — which supports the cap — plans to appeal the decision to the appellate court and New Mexico Supreme Court…