The California Court of Appeals, First Appellate District, allowed the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on June 24 to continue implementation of the GHG cap-and-trade program. The First Appellate District granted CARB’s request to stay a May 20 trial court injunction that had halted work on the program. The appeals court lifted the injunction imposed by Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith. Goldsmith imposed the injunction because the agency had not weighed alternatives to cap-and-trade, when it addressed a strategy to implement the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (A.B. 32).