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UCLA School of Law Experts Available to Discuss Adoption of Cap-and-Trade Program to Reduce the State’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions


October 18, 2010

ATTENTION EDITORS AND REPORTERS

WHAT: California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), the state’s landmark clean energy law, identifies a cap-and-trade program as one of the strategies to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. At its October 20-21 meeting, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is expected to vote on finalizing the regulation of a cap-and-trade program that is enforceable and meets the requirements of AB 32. The board’s actions are the final step in implementing AB 32.

WHO: The following UCLA School of Law experts are available to discuss the CARB hearing and the cap-and-trade program:

Ann Carlson, professor of law and faculty director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, who is an authority on constitutional questions affecting environmental law and policy, including the division of regulatory authority between states and the federal government on greenhouse gas emissions.

Sean B. Hecht, executive director of the Environmental Law Center and director of the Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program, who comments regularly on issues involving environmental law and policy.
 
Cara Horowitz, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation executive director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, who works on law and policy solutions to climate change and related environmental issues.

CONTACTS: Lauri Gavel, 310-206-2611, gavel@law.ucla.edu 
                   Sara Rouche, 310-206-2221, rouche@law.ucla.edu