Iowa’s governor blocked the state from joining twenty-two other states in a recent lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s rollback of the Clean Power Plan, the AP reports.
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a Democrat, said that he’d asked Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds to join the lawsuit, in accordance with an agreement he’d struck with Reynolds in May involving out-of-state lawsuits challenging the Trump administration, but she refused to allow it.
Parts of the state were submerged for months in this spring’s Midwestern flooding, which was supercharged by climate change. On Monday, Reynolds celebrated the wind industry’s influence in Iowa, signing a proclamation declaring a ‘wind week’ in the state.