25 States Fight EPA Rules on Power Plant Chimneys | West Virginia

(The Center Square) – West Virginia and Indiana are leading a group of 25 states that are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to declare a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule on coal, natural gas and oil plants unlawful.

The new EPA rules will require coal and natural gas power plants to capture greenhouse gas emissions or screens.

“EPA continues to fail to fully understand the Supreme Court’s guidance – unelected bureaucrats continue to seek to legislate rather than rely on guidance from elected members of Congress,” said West Virginia Attorney General Morrisey. “This Green New Deal program, which the Biden administration continues to foist on people, is causing power plants to fail and thus shut down, transforming the nation’s already stretched energy grid.”

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming are Hi lawsuit.

Morrisey and the attorney general argue that Congress has not given the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to create regulations to overhaul the power grid, and that the regulations are intended to remove broad regulatory powers from Congress.

West Virginia successful fought EPA regulations before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2022, as the court found that the EPA should not use its regulatory authority to create new, broader regulations under the Clean Air Act.

West Virginia, Indiana and others continue to oppose several other EPA proposals, including “A good neighbor’s plan” and new EPA rules for electric vehicles.