by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor
As Appearing in the California Globe

Another deal with China following Illegal Chinese COVID Lab discovery in Reedley

Following the discovery of the Illegal Chinese COVID Lab discovery in Reedley, which possibly could be CCP Biowarfare Lab,California Governor Gavin Newsom announced he was partnering with a province in China to fight climate change.

“Not a joke” as President Joe Biden would say.

Why China?

Gov. Newsom signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) August 3rd which “outlines five areas of cooperation between California and Hainan: cutting air pollution, developing and implementing climate adaptation and carbon neutrality plans, advancing clean energy, accelerating zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and driving nature-based solutions.”

There is one big problem – well actually several big problems:

  1. The United States Constitution says, “No state shall enter into any treaty.” It’s pretty clear that Gov. Newsom does not have the legal authority to enter into any compact with any foreign nation or province.
  2. China emissions exceed all developed nations combined. So any agreement with China to “cut air pollution” is ludicrous.

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