California Re-Evaluating Cap-and-Trade Program

Rachel Becker
Environment Reporter for CalMatters

As the coronavirus pandemic and recession hits California, the governor’s top environmental official has launched a comprehensive review of the cap and trade program that has been the cornerstone of the state’s strategy to fight climate change. California has been relying on its carbon trading program for nearly half of the greenhouse gas reductions it […]

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California says it won’t buy cars from GM, Toyota, others opposing tough tailpipe standards

Rachel Becker
Environment Reporter for CalMatters

Starting immediately, California state agencies will no longer buy gas-powered sedans, officials said Friday. And starting in January, the state will stop purchasing vehicles from carmakers that haven’t agreed to follow California’s clean car rules. The decision affects General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and multiple other automakers that sided with the Trump administration in the […]

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