Wyoming Joins Coalition Opposing EPA Rule

Wyoming has joined a coalition of 23 states that challenge the final rule of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

The rule requires that Wyoming reduce carbon emission by 44 percent, more than double the 19 percent reduction initially proposed. Gov. Matt Mead calls the rule legally and scientifically flawed, and says the EPA shows arbitrary and capricious action.

The coalition of states is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to review and strike down the rule. In a separate filing, the coalition will ask the circuit court to issue a stay of the rule, which would halt any implementation of the Clean Power Plan during litigation. The governor said Wyoming will also independently file a petition asking the EPA to reconsider the rule in light of state-specific issues.


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