.Thursday Must Read: State to Adopt Cap-and-Trade Today; High Court Approves Open Primaries

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. California regulators are poised to adopt landmark climate-change rules today — a cap-and-trade system designed to significantly reduce greenhouse gases and boost the state’s growing green-tech industry, the Chron and Mercury News report. The California Air Resources Board is set to approve a cap-and-trade system that is similar to one that failed to pass the US Senate this year. The system caps the amount of greenhouse gases that a polluter can emit, while allowing polluters to buy “credits” from clean-energy producers. The market-based system thus makes carbon-emitters less profitable and green-tech more profitable.

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