California governor vetoes bill which would’ve countered policy on environmental rollbacks

California’s governor has been criticized after he vetoed a bill aimed at countering government roll backs on environmental protections in the state.

Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected the bill which would allow

state regulators to counter the Trump administration’s efforts to change enforcement of the federal Endangered Species Act amongst other issues.

Newsom said it was a “solution looking for a problem.”

He added:

“No other state has fought harder to defeat Trump’s environmental policies, and that will continue to be the case.”

Newsom has been slammed by environmental groups.

Kassie Siegel, director of the Climate Law Institute at the Center for Biological Diversity, said:

“Newsom capitulated to Trump’s cronies and corporate interests and threw endangered species and Californians under the bus.”

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