The business group asked the state’s top court Monday to overturn a recent decision.
This is an appeal of last month’s appellate court decision that upheld the legality of cap-and-trade.
The program requires businesses to either cut pollution or purchase state credits that allow their emissions. Money from the sale of the credits goes toward a variety of transportation and clean energy programs.
The lawsuit argues that essentially amounts to a tax on businesses, which would have required a two-thirds vote in the Legislature to create, but cap-and-trade was created through a majority vote.
The state Supreme Court can decide whether to accept the case or allow the appeals court ruling to stand.
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