Monday Top of the Scroll: Trump stymies California climate efforts even as state burns
For the past three years, countries and companies around the world have looked to California as a counterweight to the Trump administration’s aggressive dismantling of efforts to combat climate change. But this past week, as wildfires burned across the state — fires that scientists say have been made worse by a changing climate — and as at least five large carmakers sided with President Trump’s plan to roll back California’s climate pollution standards, the state’s status as the vanguard of environmental policy seemed at the very least diminished.
- Associated Press: ‘No more’: Trump threatens to cut funding for California wildfires
- Inside Climate News: How Trump’s war on California tries to paint a progressive state as an environmental laggard