Twenty AGs Sent Comments on EPA’s Power Plant Rule

New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 20 attorneys general—along with several cities—in filing comments responding to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants. In their comments, the coalition emphasized the importance of regulating this sector, pointing to recently-escalating extreme weather, and supported the rule’s design. Additionally, the AGs pressed EPA to conduct a more robust cumulative impacts analysis, urged it to commence a separate proceeding to address “peaker” plants, which were left out of this proposal, and provided detailed comments on the rule’s potential impact on hydrogen and carbon capture technologies.