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Major Unions Side With EPA in Power Rule Repeal Challenge

Sept. 18, 2019, 6:50 PM

A group of unions are backing the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan, telling the D.C. Circuit their members’ jobs, wages, and benefits will suffer without the rollback of the plan.

New York is leading a coalition of 20-plus blue states and cities challenging the EPA’s decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan. The plan was an ambitious one meant to mitigate climate change head on by capping pollution emitted by coal-fired electricity plants, they said when they filed their suit challenging the Trump administration’s policy call.

The United Mine Workers of America, the International ...

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