HolyCoast: Federal Judge Smacks Down Part of California's Stupid Global Warming Law

Friday, December 30, 2011

Federal Judge Smacks Down Part of California's Stupid Global Warming Law

Good, but probably only temporary until the Ninth Circus looks at it:
A Fresno federal judge on Thursday dealt a setback to California's landmark global warming law, which went into effect this year with the goal of reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill ruled that California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard violated the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause.

The standard aims to gradually cut the carbon content in gasoline 10% by 2020 and replace up to 20% of the total gasoline used annually in the state with renewable fuels such as ethanol.
This is the kind of case the Ninth Circuit is likely to reverse, thus paving the way for the Supreme Court to keep up their record of reversing most everything that comes out of the Ninth Circuit.

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