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States Sue on Clean Air Rules

The Associated Press reports that “states and industry groups dependent on fossil fuels filed court challenges Friday to President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”  

“Opponents of the plan, including Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, filed a flurry of lawsuits at the U.S. Court of Appeals as the Environmental Protection Agency published its final version of the new regulations.”

“The challenges from all but two of the 25 states were filed by Republicans. They deride the plan as an ‘unlawful power grab by Washington bureaucrats’ that will kill coal mining jobs and drive up electricity costs.”

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