Legislators in California who were hoping to resuscitate AB 705 -- a bill introduced earlier this year that would have authorized various State agencies to issue CCS rules -- have declared defeat. It now appears that California will not legislatively address CCS in 2008 due to difficulties in obtaining stakeholder consensus. AB 705 was supported by various industry and environmental groups, but was stridently opposed by environmental justice and similar groups. This development suggests that CCS will struggle in the absence of public acceptance and support.