California Air Resources Board Chair Mary D. Nichols issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed today by the U.S. Department of Justice:
"This latest attack by the Trump administration is yet another baseless attempt to undermine California's efforts to protect public health and fight climate change. The cap-and-trade program is an integral part of California's action on climate and we will vigorously defend it in court. Nothing in this complaint changes the current operation of the cap-and-trade program: We will continue to implement it, including scheduled auctions and compliance requirements."
CARB Chair Mary D. Nichols
CARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The CARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.