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.
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."
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.