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Contact: Jennifer L. Rohde
Pacific Legal Foundation
(916) 419-7111


Come to one of PLF’s briefings on our challenge to the cap-and-trade auction

Sacramento, CA; June 21, 2013: Over the next several weeks, Pacific Legal Foundation will host a series of regional community briefings on PLF’s lawsuit challenging California’s “cap-and-trade” auction regulation.

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. The tax is illegal because the California Air Resources Board concocted it without approval by two-thirds majorities in both chambers of the Legislature, as required after Propositions 13 and 26 amended the state constitution.

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

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Briefings are free and open to the public. Please RSVP or contact Jennifer Rohde at PLF: (916) 419-7111;

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Scheduled briefings are as follows:

Tuesday, July 9Sacramento
Pacific Legal Foundation
930 G Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres
Wednesday, July 10Salinas
Grower-Shipper Vegetable Association (Co-hosted with Western Growers)
512 Pajaro Street
Salinas, CA 93902
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres
Thursday, July 11Coalinga
Harris Ranch
24505 West Dorris Avenue
Coalinga, CA 93210
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Complimentary lunch
Thursday, July 11Fresno
Fresno County Farm Bureau
1274 W. Hedges Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres
Tuesday, July 23Redding
Lema Ranch
800 Shasta View Drive
Redding, CA 96003
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Complimentary lunch
Wednesday, July 24 – Durham
Durham Memorial Hall
9319 Midway
Durham, CA 95938
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Complimentary lunch
Thursday, July 25 – Colusa
Colusa Agricultural Complex
100 Sunrise Boulevard
Colusa, CA 95932
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Complimentary lunch
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Tuesday, July 30 – Bakersfield
Kern County Farm Bureau
801 South Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Complimentary lunch

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

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