Ag groups are challenging California’s climate laws

Agriculture stakeholders are challenging California’s climate laws.

In October, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law two state Senate bills, which call for anyone doing business in the state to publicly share and disclose climate change risk opinions and greenhouse gas emissions.

Now, the American Farm Bureau Federation, along with the Western Growers Association, have joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in filing a lawsuit saying both laws violate the First Amendment and stand in conflict with existing federal law and the Constitution’s delegation to Congress to regulate interstate commerce.