California sues the Trump administration for rolling back anti-fracking rule
California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference in San Francisco, on Jan. 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Justin Sullivan)

California's attorney general is suing the Trump administration for rolling back fracking regulations intended to protect the public from the ills of the controversial gas mining procedure.


The Associated Press reported Wednesday that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the lawsuit on the year anniversary of his becoming the state's top cop. It's the 25th time the state has sued President Donald Trump's administration.

The state's latest lawsuit is directed at the Bureau of Land Management after the agency nixed a rule last month requiring companies to disclose the chemicals used in the fracking process.

Becerra argued the administration broke laws by not allowing a public comment section prior to the rollback.