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California, New Mexico oppose Trump administration decision to dismantle Waste Prevention Rule

By Mark Iandolo | May 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced April 24 that they are opposing the Trump administration’s decision to dismantle the Waste Prevention Rule.

“The courts have rejected the Trump administration’s illegal attempts to delay and suspend the Waste Prevention Rule. Now President Trump and his officials are attempting to repeal it. Attorney General Balderas and I won’t sit on the sidelines and subscribe to this blatant violation of our laws,” Becerra said in a statement. 

According to Becerra, the Waste Prevention Rule protects the planet and those who live on it. He believes it is a commonsense measure and he will remain committed to defending it. Balderas agrees. 

“President Trump’s proposed rescission of the carefully crafted Waste Prevention Rule would not only cause pollution and needless waste of resources, according to BLM’s own calculations it would result in a loss of millions of dollars to New Mexican schoolchildren,” Balderas said in a statement. “I will continue to fight these efforts to circumvent the rule of law and give sweetheart deals to special interests.”

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