Judge Blocks Trump Admin’s Attempt to Stop California Program

A judge has blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to stop a California cap-and-trade program.

According to The Hill:

A federal judge on Friday upheld a California program that caps carbon emissions from the transportation sector after the Trump administration sued the state over it.

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The Justice Department last year challenged the cap-and-trade program, which aims to improve air quality and allows companies in the state to trade emissions credits with others in Quebec.

The federal government argued that California exceeded the role of the states and intruded on the federal government’s foreign policy authority, particularly its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

However, judge William Shubb disagreed, ruling that “the United States has failed to show that California’s program impermissibly intrudes on the federal government’s foreign affairs power.”

California’s Attorney General Xavier  Becerra issued a statement saying that the program, which has existed since 2012, has done nothing but strengthen the bond between California and Quebec.

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Ron
Ron
25 days ago

Just another Commiefornia judge proving intelligence, and common sense are not a requirement to have power in that crap hole of a state.

Brad S Bakalyar
23 days ago
Reply to  Ron

I agree 100%

DONNA MARIE KELLEY
DONNA MARIE KELLEY
23 days ago

How much did pelosi pay this judge to rule the way he did? She probably used tax payer monies to pay him. Monies she stole from the stimulus monies her and her husband got. she got 1 million and her husband collected 350,000 .

DONNA MARIE KELLEY
DONNA MARIE KELLEY
23 days ago

What’s the matter you don’t want to print my comment because it is the truth.

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
23 days ago

I’ll just bet that Obama appointed him. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Liberally Disgusted
Liberally Disgusted
23 days ago

California should not receive federal funding. They break US Law in multiple ways (sanctuary state, cap and trade, etc…) They allow illegal aliens to vote which they can do in their local elections, but Federal law dictates that only US citizens can vote for federal office. To me this would mean their votes should not count toward President (nor should votes from any other state that makes it conducive for illegal aliens to vote). This is past ridiculous. If they want to act like their own country, then let them be their own country and pay their own way.

JohnS
JohnS
23 days ago

The fact that this is a trade agreement with a foreign country that is reserved for the federal government seems to have slipped from his minature mind with the USMCA deal. Does this mean that they can create a trade deal with China or Russia?

PHILBROOK COLLINS
PHILBROOK COLLINS
23 days ago

More CALIFORNICATION !

George
George
23 days ago

Please all out there who know how bad things will be if Biden gets elected contribute to our President and all other Senate and House Reps whO are up for election as if your life and your childrens lives depended on it. They DO. Give as much as you can afford. We are in grave danger.

su
su
23 days ago
Reply to  George

YES!!! I give 20 everytime they have a 5x matching, making it 100

Fred
Fred
23 days ago

A Soros paid corrupt terrorist Obama appointed “judge”. Not ruling by law, but by what puppetmaster Soros ORDERS this corrupt slave to do. RULING WILL BE OVERTURNED BY AN ACTUAL JUDGE.

Jim
Jim
23 days ago
Reply to  Fred

I sure as hell hope so , why have a federal government if any old fucking judge can decide the rules we play by .

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
23 days ago

So instead of fixing their pollution problem they just pay Canada to buy some of their clean air. I would be willing to bet that if you look up the word Stupid in a thesaurus you will find synonyms such as Democrat, Leftists, Liberal, and Socialist.

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
23 days ago

If Biden is elected, US Military defenses will be DEFUNDED to line the pockets of CORRUPT Dems and BRAINLESS Dem politicians will be asleep at the switch allowing China, Russia, Iran and Islamic Terrorists to maneuver around the DEFUNDED US Military apparatus, making attacks like Pearl Harbor and 911 but with very tight response times and an empty US Military.

Jim
Jim
23 days ago

Just another califunky overstepping of the states right to conduct foreign policy , they think they are a sovereign nation unto themselves . I think there was a war to disprove any such notion by states .

su
su
23 days ago

Attorney General Xavier Becerra is ruining this state along with all the other Progressuve/socialists

Frances Weingarten
Frances Weingarten
21 days ago

I don’t know how California and Quebec are bonded but it does seem stange that two countries, totally separated from one another and very far apart, have something in common! However, I suppose that they do!