|Court appeal argues California emissions trading plan akin to 'illegal tax' - By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Parties in a four-year-old legal challenge to California's emissions trading program will head to court in Sacramento on Tuesday with a business group arguing the billions the program collected amounts to an "illegal tax" on businesses. California's cap-and-trade program sets an overall limit on greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and either hands out or sells a declining number of state-issued permits, which large manufacturers and oil refineries are required to turn in annually. The lawsuit by business group CalChamber argues that the state legislature never authorized the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to collect revenue from the program when it passed AB 32, its landmark climate change law. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:07:39 -0500|
|What the UK Supreme Court ruling means for Brexit - |
Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that parliamentary approval is needed before the government can start the process of taking Britain out of the European Union. The decision is a setback for Prime ...
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|Volunteer on USS Yorktown celebrates 95th birthday - MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — A fighter pilot who flew missions in World War II from the USS Yorktown celebrated his 95th birthday on the ship, now part of a museum in South Carolina. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:58:06 -0500|
|The Latest: UK to introduce Brexit legislation 'within days' - |
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|Poroshenko: Baltic Sea pipeline has 'high political risks' - HELSINKI (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says "there are a number of high political risks" associated with an undersea natural gas pipeline that will run from Russia to Germany. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:54:37 -0500|