California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) this week is ripping President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE over the White House’s environment policies, particularly the decision to roll back regulations on the release of methane gasses.

“When Trump says, in effect, ‘We like more methane going into the air,’ that is highly destructive, very highly destructive,” Brown said Thursday at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.


“So I think he’ll be remembered on the past he is now, I don’t know, liar, criminal, fool, pick your choice,” he added. 

Brown slammed Trump’s rollbacks of environmental protections as a “major assault on the wellbeing of the people of California and America and the world. It borders on not only insanity but criminality.”

The governor has cast himself as a champion of environmental issues, vowing that California will get all of its energy from clean sources by 2045 and recently announcing the launch of California’s own satellite to monitor climate change sources in response to Trump’s threatening funding for NASA's program.

Trump's rollbacks at the Environmental Protection Agency are part of his deregulation agenda.