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Nichols Backs Post-2020 GHG Cap & Trade Role Amid Lawmaker Concerns

January 12, 2018
California air board chief Mary Nichols is defending the major role for the state's post-2020 greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program in meeting long-term emission targets, telling lawmakers that the program's primary purpose is not to spur conventional air pollution cuts at industrial facilities as some legislators appear to desire. "I believe that the principal concern of people about the cap-and-trade program is not about the [carbon dioxide] emissions that are coming out of the facilities in their community. It's about the...

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