Fourteen AGs Filed Comments Criticizing Counterproductive Energy Department Rulemaking Prioritization Process

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a coalition of 14 attorneys general in filing comments in response to a request by the Energy Department for public input on what the AGs described as “an unnecessary prioritization process” for the department’s energy efficiency rulemakings. In their comments, the AGs outlined the Energy Department’s “dismal” record on meeting required statutory deadlines under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, and warned that the proposed prioritization process “improperly diverts resources away from meeting” the department's duty to issue meaningful energy conservation standards.