State Cap-and-Trade Programs Under Fire According to State Net Capitol Journal

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With Cap-and-Trade Strategies Under Attack, Some Lawmakers Seek Alternatives While Others Work to Create Roadblocks to Emissions Reductions

With implementation plans for California's historic greenhouse gas emissions legislation (AB 32) in limbo, state lawmakers across the nation, are weighing a wide spectrum of emissions legislation.

According to State Net, 19 states and Congress have introduced bills relating to cap-and-trade. And, at least seven states — Iowa, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Minnesota and Washington — have considered bills that would remove their state from participating in regional greenhouse gas reduction initiatives.

In total, nearly 200 bills on both sides of the greenhouse gas emissions issue are now pending in the states. With tracking of developments nearly impossible, State Net, today, released a legislative action report to help interested parties follow this important issue.

To get the full story, check out the new issue of the State Net Capitol Journal on the State Net Web site at

About State Net:
State Net ( has helped organizations track legislative and regulatory developments for more than 40 years. Headquartered in Sacramento , CA , State Net monitors every bill in the 50 states, District of Columbia and Congress along with all state agency regulations. The company delivers online services, issue-based consultation and analysis that enables the nation's leading organizations to effectively respond to opportunities and risks in the states.

State Net Capitol Journal delivers coverage of issues, decisions, scandals and politics from all 50 states. Featuring analysis of emerging trends, state budgets, governors, legislatures and elections, Capitol Journal readers gain an intelligent overview of the states and issues each week.

References: Ehisen, Rich. (2011, April 11) "The Carbon Conundrum" State Net Capitol Journal.


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