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Cities Speak Up to Save Obama's Clean Power Plan

A large coalition of U.S. mayors and local governments is coming to the EPA’s defense in the legal battle to cut carbon emissions from power plants.
President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks at the National League of Cities annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, March 9, 2015.
President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks at the National League of Cities annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, March 9, 2015. Reuters / Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama’s flagship plan to fight climate change is getting a boost from city leaders across the country.

The National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and a coalition of 54 local governments are filing arguments in federal court Friday morning in support of the Clean Power Plan, imploring the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases emitted from existing power plants.