Transportation

California sues Trump admin. for rescinding high-speed rail funding

Construction on the high-speed rail project in California
Construction workers in the Frenso Trench build a portion of the high-speed railway line. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

California sued to block the Trump administration from pulling $929 million for a statewide high-speed rail project on Tuesday, describing the funding cancellation as political retribution for California's resistance to President Trump's immigration policies, reports NBC.

Why it matters: California Gov. Gavin Newsom has previously sparred with Trump, but this move is consistent with how the president tries to reprimand leaders of left-leaning states, per the Washington Post.

Conservative group projects big price tags for Green New Deal

A dollar bill coming out of a smokestack.
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

The Republican-aligned think tank whose February report suggested the Green New Deal could cost as much as $93 trillion just released another study seeking to put price tags on the cost of drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions in electricity and transforming the transportation sector.

Driving the news: The report — by American Action Forum — estimates the Green New Deal could cost households more than $2,500 per year for electricity-related changes, while building a high-speed rail network would reach the trillions. The group concludes a carbon tax would be a preferable policy to address climate change.