California’s Cap-and-Trade Extension to Face Challenges, Says Moyer

Details Will Bedevil as Calif. Cap-and-Trade Moves Forward
– Law360

Law360 quoted Manatt’s Craig Moyer, chair of the firm’s land, environment and natural resources group, on California’s expansion of the state’s cap-and-trade system.

The publication explained that the program is likely to face regulatory and legal hurdles. While the program’s long-term existence was secured with a ten-year extension, successful implementation will be difficult.

“You’re looking at a program that’s very complicated and will be very expensive no matter how you slice it,” said Moyer. “The years between 2020 and 2030 will be challenging.”