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    Rutledge Urges EPA to Fully Rescind Clean Power Plan


    January 19, 2018

    Says, ‘the Clean Power Plan is both unlawful and bad policy’

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced she has submitted a letter with 25 other states and state agencies encouraging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to permanently rescind the so-called Clean Power Plan.

    “Last fall, the EPA began rolling back the so-called Clean Power Plan,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “This was a great first step to redirect power back to the states. It is now time for the Plan to be completely rescinded. I urge EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to recognize that the Clean Power Plan is both unlawful and bad policy.”

    The bipartisan coalition filed its public comment letter as part of the EPA’s proposed repeal of the Power Plan, encouraging the agency to eliminate the overreaching Obama-era rule and return authority to manage energy resources to the states.

    Arkansas joined the West Virginia-led letter with attorneys general from Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming, along with the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Public Service Commission.

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