SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced March 28 that he has joined a multistate coalition in opposing President Donald Trump’s executive order rolling back the country’s Clean Power Plan rule.
“We strongly oppose President Trump’s executive order that seeks to dismantle the Clean Power Plan," the coalition wrote in a statement.
"Addressing our country’s largest source of carbon pollution -- existing fossil fuel-burning power plants -- is both required under the Clean Air Act and essential to mitigating climate change’s growing harm to our public health, environments and economies."
The coalition said it will not back down in protecting its constituents from Trump's actions.
“I grew up knowing that I could drink clean water and breathe clean air,” Becerra said. “I want every parent to be able to say the same thing for their children. That’s what makes a place worth living in, and that’s worth fighting for.”
Joining California in opposition are the attorneys general of New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia, as well as the chief legal officers of the cities of Boulder, Colorado, Chicago, New York Philadelphia and South Miami and Broward County, Florida.