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Contact: Jennifer L. Rhode
Event Coordinator
Pacific Legal Foundation
(916) 419-7111


September 10: Briefing in Santa Maria on PLF’s AB 32 lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, CA; September 4, 2013: On Tuesday, September 10, Pacific Legal Foundation will present a regional community briefing in Santa Maria on PLF’s lawsuit challenging California’s “cap-and-trade” auction regulation.

Ted Hadzi-Antich
Senior Staff Attorney

The regulation requires targeted businesses that emit significant amounts of carbon dioxide to bid for carbon “credits” from the state. PLF’s lawsuit challenges the regulation because it constitutes an illegal tax of massive proportions. The tax is illegal because the California Air Resources Board concocted it without approval by two-thirds majorities in the Legislature, as required by the California Constitution. The auction is projected to extract out of the economy — and into the hands of state government — as much as $75 billion over the next eight years.

In challenging the auction regulation, PLF represents a broad spectrum of California businesses, trade associations, and individuals harmed by the regulation. At the briefing, attendees will be given an overview of PLF’s litigation and invited to ask questions.

Santa Maria briefing:

Tuesday, September 10

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PDT)

Santa Maria Airport Radisson
3455 Skyway Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Cost: $20 box lunch Hosted by United Ag

RSVP to Maribel Ochoa, United Ag, (800) 223-4590;

Filed in Sacramento County Superior Court, PLF’s lawsuit is Morning Star Packing Company v. California Air Resources Board. The complaint and background information, including podcasts and a video, may be found at PLF’s website.

About Pacific Legal Foundation
Donor-supported Pacific Legal Foundation is a watchdog organization that litigates for limited government, property rights, individual rights, free enterprise, and a balanced approach to environmental regulations in courts nationwide. PLF attorneys represents all clients free of charge.

This year marks PLF’s 40th anniversary. PLF recently won its seventh straight direct-representation victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in the precedent setting property rights case of Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District.

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