With California ablaze, Newsom blasts Trump administration for failing to fight climate change

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Gov. Gavin Newsom is seen while surveying damage from the North Complex Fire on Sept. 11, 2020.

Gov. Gavin Newsom is seen while surveying damage from the North Complex Fire on Sept. 11, 2020.

Standing among charred trees in Oroville, Gov. Gavin Newsom insisted that California will do more to fight climate change and took the Trump administration to task for its policies that reduce environmental protections.

“People that want to roll back vehicle emission standards so you could spend more money at the pump and produce more greenhouse gas emissions, to create more of what you see around me — it’s beyond the pale of comprehension,” Newsom said. “We’re fighting against that and will prevail as long as more people come to this cause.”

The governor warned that the problems facing California and states along the West Coast would soon be experienced across the country.

“This is a climate damn emergency,” he said. “This is real and it’s happening.”

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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