Just In: 26 States Just Asked Trump To Rip Up A Major Piece Of Obama’s Legacy
Western Journalism ^ | January 17, 2018 at 2:35pm | Michael Bastasch
Posted on 1/17/2018, 9:54:56 PM by E. Pluribus Unum
Twenty-six states and state agencies signed onto a letter asking the Environmental Protection Agency to repeal former President Barack Obama’s global warming regulation for power plants.
The coalition, led by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, filed comments in support of the EPA repealing the Clean Power Plan on the grounds it’s an “unlawful” federal power grab and violates the Clean Air Act.
“The Power Plan’s binding emission limits require States to shift electricity generation from coal-fired plants to natural gas-fired plants and renewable sources,” Morrisey’s coalition wrote in comments submitted to the EPA Wednesday.
“This federally imposed policy interferes with the States’ authority to manage the mix of energy generation within their own borders,” the states wrote.
The EPA proposed repealing the CPP in October, striking a major blow to Obama’s global warming legacy.
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