States to sue Obama administration over climate rules

A coalition of conservative states wasted little time Monday in promising to sue the Obama administration to stop its climate rules for power plants. The states, led by West Virginia, believe the rules are “fundamentally flawed and illegal” and intend to go to court to prove their case. “The final rule announced Monday blatantly disregards the rule of law and will severely harm West Virginia and the U.S. economy,” Patrick Morrisey, attorney general of West Virginia, said in a statement. “This rule represents the most far-reaching energy regulation in this nation’s history, drawn up by radical bureaucrats and based upon an obscure, rarely used provision of the Clean Air Act,” he said. “We intend to challenge it in court vigorously.” <more>

Aug. 3, 2015 The Hill