On June 24, California's First Appellate District cleared the way for the California Air Resources Board ("CARB")  to proceed with cap-and-trade rulemaking activities while it appeals the San Francisco Superior Court's ruling in Association of Irritated Residents v. CARB [Case No. CPF-09-509562].  In Friday's order, the Appellate Court granted CARB's petition for a writ of supersedeas, which "stays" enforcement of the May 20 injunction from San Francisco Superior Court that directed CARB to stop work on the program while it completed an environmental review of the program that complies with the California Environmental Quality Act.

Want more background on the Association of Irritated Residents v. CARB case? See past DWT Alerts here and here.