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States Blast EPA Over Carbon, Air Rules in Litigation Barrage

Jan. 19, 2021, 11:57 PM

A slew of top state attorneys general unleashed a spate of last-minute lawsuits against Trump administration environmental actions, including standards on toxic air controls and carbon emissions.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) and New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) led more than a dozen attorneys general in filing nine new lawsuits against the administration Tuesday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The actions add to a mountain of 11th-hour lawsuits from green groups and states that push back against the torrent of deregulatory moves by the Environmental Protection Agency in the final ...

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