States, enviros threaten lawsuit to force EPA to issue new emissions rules

Environmental groups and a dozen cities and states are threatening to sue government regulators over delaying a controversial new rule for carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants.

“Climate change is a real and increasing threat to our health, safety, and economy. While the Obama Administration has pledged to combat climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency has now missed the deadline for adopting New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new fossil fuel power plants,” said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

New York leads a coalition of states including Connecticut, Vermont, Oregon, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts as well as the cities of New York and the District of Columbia.

Read more at The Daily Caller. By Michael Bastasch.

 

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