Allison Smith

Allison Smith

Allison Smith focuses her practice on the permitting and siting of geothermal, solar, wind, biomass and gas-fired energy facilities in California. Allison counsels public and private entities on compliance with The California Environmental Quality Act, the California Coastal Act, local land use regulations, and state and federal air pollution control laws. She also advises  electricity producers and importers on compliance with the California cap and trade program and mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting.

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California Court of Appeals Upholds California’s Cap-and-Trade Program

On Thursday, a 2-1 decision by the Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento upheld California’s program to reduce carbon emissions. California’s controversial and signature cap-and-trade program creates a firm limit on carbon emissions and auctions allowances that permit companies …

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