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Governor Jerry Brown and the oil industry are both pushing to preserve California's struggling cap-and-trade program.  But that will require support from Democratic lawmakers who have doubts about the program.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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A new study finds that California's "cap and trade" program has failed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the state's low-income and minority communities.  Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill yesterday that he hopes will alleviate that,  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The oil industry's lead advocate at the California Capitol says the industry supports Governor Jerry Brown's effort to extend the state's fight against climate change - but only with some significant changes.  And she's downplaying Brown's threat to take the issue to voters if a deal isn't reached.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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California air regulators want the state's cap-and-trade program to operate for another decade.  The Air Resources Board released new draft rules last night that would continue emissions reductions through 2030 -- a decade longer than the program is due to expire.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports, opponents of expanding cap-and-trade are vehemently opposing the proposed extension.

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California Governor Jerry Brown's budget revisions include spending more than two-billion dollars from the state's cap and trade program.  But as Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, money from the greenhouse gas reduction program is already helping some homebuyers this fiscal year.

CA Wants To Reduce Greehouse Gases From Rice Farms

Dec 19, 2014
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Did you know that California farms that grow rice -- a major agricultural export crop -- produce greenhouse gases?  State air quality authorities are thinking about enticing farmers to help cut greenhouse gases by allowing them to participate in the state's "Cap and Trade" program.  Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports.

Republicans in the California Legislature have introduced bills that they say will prevent the state's controversial cap and trade law from significantly raising the price of gasoline next year.