As candidates gear up for the upcoming elections, they find themselves navigating the shadow cast by Trump’s enduring presence in the party.
It’s hard to talk about climate change at COP28 in California because of the chance that Donald Trump will win this week. Greens and lawmakers are scared about what could happen to the state’s rules on climate change. The head of the California Air Resources Board, Liane Randolph, was concerned about how this would impact the state’s plans to reach its electric car goals, especially when it comes to pollution rules. People across the country have different ideas about climate change, but California has always pushed for rules that protect the environment. People are worried that the California Clean Air Act, which lets the state make cars meet stricter emissions standards, could be challenged in court. Partners from other countries are paying close attention to the Supreme Court as it hears challenges to California’s waiver program. Randolph is still optimistic about how strong California’s climate policies are. He points out that the auto industry is moving toward electric cars, which is a good sign, and that the state’s environmental rules will be supported in court.