Press release from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office:
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency:
“The Supreme Court sided with the fossil fuel industry, kneecapping the federal government’s basic ability to tackle climate change. Today’s ruling makes it even more imperative that California and other states succeed in our efforts to combat the climate crisis. While the court has once again turned back the clock, California refuses to go backward – we’re just getting started. California will remain the tentpole for this movement with record investments and aggressive policies to reduce pollution, to protect people from extreme weather, and to leave our children and grandchildren a world that’s better off than we found it.”
California’s forward-thinking climate policies have seen the state exceed its 2020 climate target four years ahead of schedule while growing our economy, and spurred partnerships across the U.S. and around the world. Under Governor Newsom’s leadership, California is taking bold action to further advance California’s progress toward an oil-free future and bolster the state’s clean energy economy.
- $53.9 billion California Climate Commitment
- Booming ZEV market that leads the nation in every category
- Driving toward 100% ZEV sales by 2035
- Preventing harmful oil production in communities and moving to phase out oil drilling and fracking
- International climate partnerships with Canada, Japan, China and New Zealand
- Innovative nature-based solutions to tackle climate change, protect biodiversity and expand access to nature
Press release from Rep. Jared Huffman’s office:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02), member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency:
“Today a radical and corrupt Supreme Court handed another major deliverable to the rightwing dark money machine that has worked for decades to bring us to this moment. After stripping women of their fundamental right to reproductive choice, inventing a new fundamental right to carry guns in public just for the heck of it, and dismantling the wall separating church and state, the Kangaroo Court is now shielding the fossil fuel industry from direct federal regulation of planet-killing carbon pollution, effectively hijacking and rewriting the Clean Air Act for corporate polluters,” said Rep. Huffman.
“Clearly nothing matters to this Court except the sacred checklist for reshaping our republic into a conservative dystopia – not the law, not the needs of the American people, not even the existential threat of the climate crisis. As terrible as today’s decision is, we will not give up the fight against carbon pollution because we can’t – the ability of our children and grandchildren to live on this planet literally depends on us taking bold climate action in this decade. It will be harder without the full force of the Clean Air Act, but we must now double down on the other tools to decarbonize the global economy and save the planet.”