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DOJ Details California-Quebec GHG Link Appeal, But Biden May Exit Case

December 28, 2020
The Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) is detailing its claims in an appeal over whether California’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program link to Quebec violates the Constitution, though sources say they expect the incoming Biden administration to withdraw the challenge in the coming months. President-elect Joe Biden is pushing an aggressive climate agenda and has supported states’ efforts to advance major climate programs such as cap-and-trade. Nonetheless, DOJ attorneys argue that California’s program linking to Quebec “transcends any traditional state responsibility,...

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