October 24, 2019
The Trump administration yesterday broadened its campaign to neutralize California's political leadership on climate change, this time by taking aim at its global influence.
EPA and the Department of Justice have maneuvered for months to undercut California in its efforts to challenge President Trump's agenda at dismantling rules to address climate change.
Trump is expected to send a letter to the United Nations early next month that would begin a one-year countdown to the U.S. withdrawal from Paris.
"Let's face it, the federal government is clearly not occupying the climate leadership space at the moment," said Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, who served on a committee that helped set up California's climate program. "It's not like this California program is interfering with any federal leadership."