23 States Sue The EPA Over A CO2 Emissions Regulation
The regulation is part of an overall push by the Obama administration to tackle climate change.By Eugene Daniels | July 2, 2016
The fight against President Obama's carbon dioxide rule for new power plants is clearly far from over. West Virginia and 22 other states just filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency to stop the rule in its tracks.
Last year, the EPA established new standards for CO2 emissions from power plants, in a sort of addition to the Clean Air Act passed in the '70s. It's not the same as the Clean Power Plan you may have heard of; the new regulation is more sweeping than anything on the books.
Some states have been trying to get the EPA to reconsider the regulation since it was enacted, and the newest lawsuit is essentially calling foul on the EPA for not considering any of those five petitions.