Clean Power Plan challenge lodged by Texas, West Virginia, other states

Carrying the torch for economic freedom and state sovereignty or “carrying the water for big polluters“? That’s the battle line drawn as Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton along with the state of West Virginia are set to lead a 24-state coalition in a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s newly-published Clean Power Plan rule.

Though Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy signed the Clean Power Plan rule as final on Aug. 3, 2015, states were disallowed from mounting a challenge until its publication last week in the Federal Register.

Terming the initiative as “an unlawful plan to radically restructure the way electricity is produced and consumed throughout the country,” Paxton and the coalition warn the CPP will bring dramatic changes in the form not only of higher electricity bills, but also in less reliable service delivery to all consumers.

Read more at Watchdog Arena.

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