• 20 states, including Pa., file lawsuits against Environmental Protection Agency

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    More than 20 states, including Pennsylvania, are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its rollback of an Obama-era climate rule that involves power plants.

    The federal lawsuit challenges the EPA in its efforts to roll back restrictions on coal-burning power plants, claiming the change undercuts efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and disregards the Federal Clean Air Act.

    The EPA is defending the revised rule, but California's governor is warning the rollback neglects the next generation.

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    "The affordable clean energy rule, ACE, gives states the regulatory certainty they need to continue to reduce emissions and provide affordable and reliable energy for all Americans," said Andrew Wheeler, the EPA administrator.

    "How can you look in the eyes of your grandkids and kids and say that anything you are doing is about them?" said California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

    This is the latest pushback by states accusing the Trump Administration of endangering the environment with its policies.


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