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While President Trump tries to roll back America’s efforts to fight climate change, California charts its own path by investing $1 billion to electrify the state’s ports, warehouses, buses and cars.

Squinting into the smog, California utilities have seen the future—and it’s not fossil fuels.

On the same day our nation inaugurated a president deeply entrenched with old fossil fuel interests, three California power companies catapulted their state into the future with a plan for a new clean energy paradigm. It’s one of many signs that California is not only holding the line, but also pushing into new territory to protect the environment and public health.

In a one-two punch to climate, President Trump’s new executive order ends the Interior Department’s moratorium on coal mining and initiates a repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

The new EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, has defied science and common knowledge by claiming that carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to climate change. This stance from President Trump’s appointee reflects an administration-wide disregard for climate change and caters to the bottom line of billionaire polluters, rather than protecting our public health.

A toxic herbicide just won EPA approval despite posing serious risks to human health and wildlife.

The EPA just approved use of the toxic herbicide Enlist Duo on millions of acres of genetically engineered corn, soybeans and cotton in 34 states. Earthjustice lawyers, on behalf of farmers, conservation groups and food and farmworker justice organizations, are fighting back in court against this decision, which could put human health and wildlife at risk.


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