New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 23 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the so-called Affordable Clean Energy rule, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) replacement for the Obama-era Clean Power Plan to reduce climate change-causing carbon emissions. In a statement, AG James condemned the Trump administration’s decision to replace the Clean Power Plan with a “do-nothing rule,” and highlighted the “groundbreaking coalition of states and cities from across the nation” that joined her office in the lawsuit. Among other infirmities, the EPA’s rule would have virtually no impact on reducing harmful carbon emissions, while obstructing the progress of coalition states toward clean, renewable, and affordable electricity generation.
- Documents: Petition for ReviewNY Press Release
- Document Type: Petitions Press Releases/Statements
- States: California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Hawaii Illinois Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont Virginia Washington Washington, D.C. Wisconsin
- Agencies: Environmental Protection Agency
- Issues: Affordable Clean Energy Rule Clean Air Clean Air Act Clean Power Plan Climate Action Coal Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Action Type: Litigation