Trump administration sues California over emissions-trading market

Axios Politics 1 month ago

The Trump administration sued the state of California Wednesday to cease its emissions trading market, arguing it's unconstitutional for the Canadian province of Quebec to be its partner.

Why it matters, per Axios' Amy Harder: This lawsuit shows the federal government going on the offense, targeting a landmark state-level climate policy that’s been in place in the Golden State for many years.

  • If it succeeds, the lawsuit could limit states’ abilities to collaborate with foreign countries on policies whose impacts don’t follow borders — like climate change.

The big picture: The lawsuit is a huge escalation of the ongoing war between the Trump administration and California, with the former having mainly fought to defend federal actions until this latest move.

  • The lawsuit claims that the cap-and-trade program, meant to help limit air pollution, is unconstitutional because a state can't have an international pact without the federal government's approval.
  • The lawsuit reads: "Allowing individual states in the Union to conduct their own foreign policy to advance their own narrow interests is thus anathema to our system of government and, if tolerated, would unlawfully enhance state power at the expense of the U.S. and undermine the U.S.’ ability to negotiate competitive international agreements."

Source link
Read also:
The Guardian › Technology › 2 months ago
California governor Gavin Newsom tweets: ‘See you in court’Administration formally revokes vehicle emissions waiverThe Trump administration has formally moved to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards, in a...
The Wall Street Journal › 1 month ago
The lawsuit aims to shut down California’s emissions-trading market designed to limit air pollution, claiming it is unconstitutional because one of the participants is the Canadian province of Quebec.
The New York Times › Automobile › 2 months ago
California, joined by 23 other states, sued to block the administration’s unprecedented reversal of the state’s authority to set its own rules on climate-warming car emissions.
Business Insider › Automobile › 2 months ago
California was joined by 22 states ,as well as Los Angeles and New York City, to block the Trump administration's effort to undo California's waiver to set its own emissions standards for cars. California has had its waiver in place since the 1970...
Sputnik International › 1 month ago
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States filed a lawsuit against the state of California over an emissions-trading agreement with the Canadian province of Quebec, the US Department of Justice said in a press release on Wednesday.
Fox News › Politics › 1 month ago
The Trump administration on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against California, alleging that the state exceeded its constitutional authority by joining with the Canadian province of Quebec in a program to cut fossil fuel emissions.
Axios › 0 month ago
The battle between the Trump administration and California over climate policy further escalated on Wednesday. Driving the news: The Justice Department, in a new lawsuit, alleges the state's emissions-trading system is an unconstitutional foray into...
Reuters › 1 week ago
California and 22 other U.S. states filed suit on Friday to challenge the Trump administration's decision to revoke California's authority to set stiff vehicle tailpipe emissions rules and require a rising number of zero emission vehicles (ZEV).
The New York Times › 6 days ago
California and 22 other U.S. states filed suit on Friday to challenge the Trump administration's decision to revoke California's authority to set stiff vehicle tailpipe emissions rules and require a rising number of zero emission vehicles (ZEV).
Axios › Politics › 2 months ago
The battle between the Trump administration and California over vehicle carbon emissions and mileage is getting hotter — and yesterday brought fresh evidence that it's squarely on the radar of Capitol Hill Democrats too.Where it stands: The EPA is...
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google
OR