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States Sue Trump Administration Over EPA’s New ‘Dirty Power’ Rule

  • 22 states say policy will reverse progress on climate change
  • Lawsuit seeks review of final Trump rule by appeals court
Emissions rise from a coal-fired power plant in Winfield, West Virginia.

Emissions rise from a coal-fired power plant in Winfield, West Virginia.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

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A group of U.S. states and cities sued to block the Trump administration’s “clean energy” plan, alleging it is an industry giveaway that will reverse progress in addressing climate change and prolong the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the federal appeals court in Washington, sets up one of the biggest environmental clashes yet between Democrat-led states and President Donald Trump, an outspoken skeptic of climate-change science who regularly mocks the theory adopted by most of the world’s scientists.