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Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board

ELR Citation: 41 ELR 20353
Nos. CPF 09-509562, (Cal. Super. Ct., 12/06/2011)

A California court held that the California Air Resources Board's "functional equivalent document" and scoping plan to reduce greenhouse gases as it relates to cap and trade complies with the California Environmental Quality Act. The court therefore lifted its May 20, 2011, peremptory writ of mandate enjoining the board from engaging in any cap-and-trade related project activity that could result in an adverse change to the physical environment until it complies with its obligations under its certified regulatory program and CEQA, including any further rulemaking and implementation of cap and trade.