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MEDIA ADVISORY: ARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols to address cap-and-trade auction results
Accredited Media Only
SACRAMENTO - At Noon on Monday, November 19, 2012, the Air Resources Board will post results from California’s first cap-and-trade carbon allowance auction (http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/auction/auction.htm). Following that posting there will be a teleconference for accredited media only with ARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols and selected ARB staff members to answer questions about the auction and next steps in the cap-and-trade program leading up to the beginning of compliance on January 01, 2013.
What: Teleconference for accredited media
When: Monday, November 19, 2012—12:15 p.m. PST
Who: ARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols and staff associated with the cap-and-trade program
Outside the U.S.: 1-212-287-1853
For accredited media only
Background: On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 the Air Resources Board held California’s first cap-and-trade carbon auction. These auctions will occur quarterly through 2020.
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.