Donald Trump faces yet another setback at home
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump faces yet another setback at home as a group of 23 states on Friday sued to block the Trump administration.
He will be sued from undoing California’s authority to set strict car pollution rules, one of the biggest US battles over climate change.
On the day that young people around the world staged protests demanding action on climate, the lawsuit in US District Court in Washington was the first round in a legal battle that many expect will outlast Trump’s presidency.
“Mr. President, we’ll see you in court,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement.
The legal fight pits a Democratic majority state that has become the US environmental champion against a Republican president who wants to boost the economy by cutting regulation. The debate already is playing out ahead of the presidential election next year.
“Trump’s latest move is bad for our air. Bad for our health. Bad for our economy,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom.