On behalf of the California Air Resources Board, the state’s attorney general filed a notice of appeal May 23 with the California Superior Court in San Francisco taking the first step to challenge a court order that temporarily blocks the state’s greenhouse gas emissions cap and trade program. On May 20, Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith held that CARB had failed to adequately weigh alternatives to the cap and trade program when the agency adopted the A.B. 32 scoping plan. Leaders of more than four dozen clean technology companies and venture capital firms urged California Governor Jerry Brown (D) May 31 to make a commitment to fully implement A.B. 32; the governor has yet to comment on the recent court order.