Fifteen states have teamed up to launch a federal lawsuit against a burdensome new Environmental Protection Agency regulation that they claim would kill jobs, negatively affect the energy industry and grant the EPA far too much power.
The states opposing this new regulation were, so far, Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
“With this rule, the EPA is attempting to transform itself from an environmental regulator to a central planning agency for states’ energy economies,” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey explained in a statement released earlier this week.
Under the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan,” utility companies in every state would be required to cut their carbon emissions. Any utility company that were to fail to copy would face some sort of punishment. All this would allegedly cure us of the effects of climate change.
Even worse, nobody knows for certain yet what these punishments would be. The hope is that the Obama administration will publish full details about the plan sometime before the Sept. 8 deadline, permitting the states enough time to review it.
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