Bloomberg Law
Oct. 4, 2019, 9:22 PM

Trump Lawyers Urge Court to Keep Climate Rule Case On Track

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

The Trump administration says litigation over the EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy rule is too important to put on hold in federal court.

In an Oct. 4 filing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the Environmental Protection Agency pushed back on an effort by Democrat-led states and environmental groups to temporarily freeze legal challenges to the climate regulation.

“This issue is one of great public interest that has been unresolved for many years,” Justice Department lawyers representing the EPA told the court. “Expeditious resolution of the petitions for review here would provide certainty over EPA’s ...

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