States, Businesses Team Up To Fight Obama’s Climate Plan
Twenty-five states are planning to sue the Obama administration over its new plan to curb U.S. carbon emissions.By Ethan Weston | October 23, 2015
Earlier this year, President Obama announced his administration's plan to help fight climate change. Now, a number of states are planning legal action to block the plan. Those states will be joining forces with some of the nation's largest business groups. (Video via the White House)
Opponents claim the new rules represent an illegal interpretation of the Clean Air Act of 1970. No one is expecting the legal battle to be a quick fight — in fact, many of the plan's opponents are also simultaneously drawing up plans to comply with the new rules.
Congress is pushing back, too. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell already intends to introduce two resolutions to block the plan. But it seems likely that Obama will veto them.