Governor Newsom Responds to Trump “Affordable Clean Energy Rule”


SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s so-called Affordable Clean Energy Rule:

“The deceptively named Affordable Clean Energy Rule fails to protect Americans from the rising environmental and health costs of climate change – and our children will pay the most because of dirty air, deadly heat waves, droughts and wildfires.

“The Trump Administration is once again prioritizing corporate greed over people’s health. It’s a disgrace and it cannot stand.

“California and a coalition of states will initiate a legal challenge against the Trump Administration’s continued attempts to prop up the coal industry by ignoring sensible efforts to use cleaner, healthier and more efficient energy sources.”