By Stephen Frank, California Political News and Views
Gavin Newsom is violating Federal law—yet he is upset that the Federal government will not allow it. Of course, he thinks he is the head of an independent nation, not a part of the United States. While the illegal agreement was signed by Guv Brown, Gavin was the Lt. Governor and since his taking office has not renounced this Nation like agreement. Can’t wait for the next lawsuit against the Nation of California.
“Once again, the federal government is challenging California over policies related to climate change.
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit today in the Eastern District of California arguing that the state’s 2013 cap-and-trade agreement with the Canadian Province of Quebec violates the law.
The feds say in a release that California is interfering with U.S. international relations by “attempting to pursue an independent foreign policy in the area of greenhouse gas regulation.”
In a statement, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, said that California “veered outside of its proper constitutional lane” with the agreement.
“The power to enter into such agreements is reserved to the federal government, which must be fully enforced.
The civil complaint named the state, key officials, the California Air Resources Board and the Western Climate Initiative Inc.”
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Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views. Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant. http://capoliticalnews.com/