Nineteen AGs Filed Comments Opposing EPA's "Affordable Clean Energy" Rule
October 31, 2018New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood led a coalition of 19 attorneys general in submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing the “Affordable Clean Energy” rule, the administration’s proposed replacement for the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The AGs’ comments include the most comprehensive analysis published to date on the severe technical errors and extraordinary legal flaws included in the proposed rule. In their comments, the attorneys general warn that relative to the Clean Power Plan, the EPA’s proposal will lead to as many as 1,630 additional premature deaths, 120,000 additional asthma attacks, 140,000 additional missed school days, and 48,000 additional lost work days in 2030. The proposed rule will also lead to 15,000 additional cases of upper respiratory problems, as well as a rise in rates of heart and lung disease.