The administration of President Donald Trump is pushing back against the state’s top engineer for saying that the president is not on Earth.
Trump signed a presidential memorandum last week that rescinds the federal Climate Action Plan, an Obama-era climate initiative that aims to limit global warming.
The memorandum, which will affect nearly 100 states, has triggered protests and a backlash from environmental groups, who say the president has not lived up to the climate pledge he made as a candidate.
The move comes as Trump continues to attack California Gov.
Jerry Brown over the state cap and trade program, calling it a “massive subsidy to polluters.”
Brown, who is seeking re-election, has been one of the president’s most outspoken critics.
“We will not let the Trump administration’s climate-denying policies, which undermine the sovereignty of the state, be in the way of the people’s economic prosperity,” Brown said in a statement.
“Californians deserve to know that we are taking action to protect their prosperity and our planet.”
The move to rescind the climate action plan came a day after Brown called on Trump to resign.