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WV AG reacts to ruling on coal-fired power plants

June 9th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia’s ruling regarding the States’ challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s looming rule concerning existing coal-fired power plants:
“When we filed this case last summer, we knew there would be procedural challenges, but given the clearly illegal nature of the rule and the real harm occurring in West Virginia and throughout the country, we believed it was necessary to take all available action to stop this rule as soon as possible,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “We stand by the arguments we made to the court, and believe that the litigation has further revealed the weakness of EPA’s arguments on the merits.


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