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California Further Rebuts DOJ’s Claim Quebec GHG Link Unconstitutional

June 24, 2020
California is expanding its defense against the Trump administration’s remaining claim that the state’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program link to Quebec is unconstitutional, detailing multiple arguments before a federal district court that the connection does not violate the Foreign Affairs Doctrine. “Faced with a lack of authority and evidence for its arguments, Plaintiff devotes a significant portion of its brief to muddying the standard for foreign affairs conflict preemption, attempting to lower its burden below what the Supreme Court and...

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