Amicus curiae brief for Laydon v. Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A., No. 23-80

The following amicus curiae brief was filed by Better Markets, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) on August 28, 2023, urging the Supreme Court to review and reverse a lower court decision that dramatically limited protections against manipulation in the commodity markets, in the case of Laydon v.

Will the CFTC greenlight a carbon emissions’ offset market boom (and bust)?

A recent series of meetings of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC) highlighted the risks of a forecast boom in offset emissions futures contract trading. The underlying assets of offset futures are projects to reduce, avoid or that claim to permanently remove greenhouse gas emissions.