CalChamber Files Appeal in California Chamber of Commerce v. California Air Resources Board

SACRAMENTO, CA —  CalChamber today petitioned the California Supreme Court to review the decision by the Third District Court of Appeal in California Chamber of Commerce v. California Air Resources Board.

“While CalChamber remains a strong supporter of a cap and trade program to reduce greenhouse gases, it is clear that revenues generated by the California Air Resources Board’s AB 32 implementation program are legally proceeds of a tax that required legislative authorization with a 2/3 majority vote,” said CalChamber Spokesperson Denise Davis.  “As indicated throughout the petition for review, this case involves serious issues of widespread statewide impact and importance.  The appeal is being filed today to validate that position.”

The petition for review is linked here.

The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California.  Membership represents one-quarter of the private sector jobs in California and includes firms of all sizes and companies from every industry within the state.  Leveraging our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations, we provide products and services to help businesses comply with both federal and state law.  CalChamber, a not-for-profit organization with roots dating to 1890, promotes international trade and investment in order to stimulate California’s economy and create jobs.  Please visit our website at