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Coal plan is likely California’s next battleground versus Trump

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the state may sue the Trump administration over a plan released Tuesday to weaken carbon dioxide emission limits on power plants.

Becerra said the state will provide formal comments to the regulatory proposal but acknowledged that eventually, "it likely means we’re suing," signaling another front in the state’s opposition to administration policies. California has already filed 41 legal challenges to Trump administration actions.

"We’re going to to continue to do what we need to do, and that could include suing the Trump administration yet again on trying to backslide on a very important protection," Becerra said in a meeting with reporters and editors at Bloomberg News headquarters in New York City. "We don’t believe that they’ve followed the law and have the facts lined up to support what they’re trying to do."

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