Trump, Calif. Poised For Energy And Climate Policy War

Law360, New York (April 21, 2017, 10:04 AM EDT) -- While President Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax and is embracing fossil fuels, California is moving ahead with some of the most aggressive climate and clean energy policies in the U.S.

That's bound to lead to courtroom collisions between the federal government and the state that boasts the world's sixth-largest economy. California has already vowed to fight efforts by the Trump administration to delay or roll back implementation of tighter greenhouse gas emissions standards for automobiles, and it's one of several states that recently sued the administration over its decision to delay certain energy efficiency rules.

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