Twenty AGs Submitted Letter Calling on EPA to Withdraw Proposed Rollbacks of Clean Car Standards and the Clean Power Plan in Light of Fourth National Climate Assessment

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a coalition of 20 attorneys general in submitting a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler calling for the withdrawal of the agency's proposed rollbacks of the Clean Power Plan and Clean Car Standards. In their letter, the AGs warned the EPA not to ignore the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which made clear that climate change is already negatively impacting the economy, the environment, public health and national security, and that the effects will only intensify in the coming years. The AGs urged the EPA to withdraw its proposed rollbacks, or at a minimum to reopen the proposed replacement rules for further public comment.