Two dozen states are challenging the EPA’s regulatory package known as the Clean Power Plan. The plan is “one of the most onerous and illegal regulations coming out of Washington, D.C., that we’ve seen in a long time,” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey told reporters after the multistate petition was filed.
It’s at least the third time the initiative has come under legal fire. Earlier challenges were rejected by federal judges as premature because the measure hadn’t been published. The U.S. government no longer has that defense, leaving the regulations open to attack.