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Chamber Tries to Save Trump Power Plant Rule With or Without Him

  • Business lobby asks to intervene on behalf of EPA in lawsuit
  • Move strengthens group’s legal hand if Trump loses reelection
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Photographer: Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has gone to court in defense of the Trump administration’s plan to ease limits on power plant emissions, a move that would ensure the nation’s top business lobbying group has a say on the matter even if President Donald Trump loses reelection next year.

The chamber filed a motion with a Washington-based appeals court on Tuesday seeking to intervene in defense of the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule, which is being battled by a coalition of public health groups.