Louisiana has joined a lawsuit challenging this EPA rule – 10/12 Industry Report

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Louisiana is among a group of 25 states asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to declare the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on coal, natural gas and oil plants illegal. The Center Square reports.

The new EPA rule requires coal and natural gas plants to capture stack emissions or shutter emissions.

“The EPA still does not fully understand the Supreme Court’s direction – unelected bureaucrats continue their pursuit of legislation rather than relying on elected members of Congress for guidance,” said West Virginia Attorney General Morrisey. “This Green New Deal agenda that the Biden administration continues to push on the people is causing factories to fail and therefore close, transforming the country’s already stretched network.”

The group, led by West Virginia, says the EPA does not have the authority to create rules to redesign the electric grid, and that the rules deprive Congress of broad regulatory authority.

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