(Sacramento Bee) Just weeks before California embarks on a historic effort to reduce greenhouse gases, regulators and business executives are at war over whether it will work.

The rift was on full display Thursday. Dozens of factory managers, refinery workers and others descended on a California Air Resources Board meeting in Sacramento to demand changes in the state’s cap-and-trade carbon market.

They said the market, which kicks off Nov. 14, will impose a $1 billion-plus annual tax that will curb economic growth and chase companies out of the state.

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