On April 8, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) sent a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) supporting the linking of the state’s cap-and-trade program with a similar, stricter program in Quebec. CARB will consider amendments to use Quebecois compliance instruments and offsets to meet emissions standards. The Californians and the Canadians will test trading systems over the next few months. If approved, the two programs will be linked on January 1, 2014.