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California Air Resources Board applauds Quebec's cap-and-trade decision
SACRAMENTO - Today California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols issued the following statement on Quebec's adoption of its cap-and-trade program.
"Quebec's adoption of its cap and trade program marks another step forward in the establishment of a comprehensive climate program under the Western Climate Initiative. It's a great example of provinces and states moving forward despite a lack of action at the national level. California looks forward to linking up with Quebec and moving forward together to address the growing danger of climate change."
To read Quebec's announcement go here: http://www.mddep.gouv.qc.ca/communiques_en/2011/c20111215-carbonmarket.htm .
ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.