Nearly half of the U.S. states have jointly sued the Environment Protection Agency, or the EPA, over Barack Obama-initiated Clean Power Plan.
According to West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, 23 of the 50 states filed the lawsuit with the federal Court of Appeals. They charged that the EPA plan was illegal and damaging to the economic interests of their states.
The same attorney general said he has the responsibility to protect the lives of millions of working families from such illegal and unconscionable Federal Government action.
U.S. President Barack Obama introduced the Clean Power Plan this August, with other policies aimed at curbing power plant carbon emissions by 32 percent in the next 15 years.
The plan seeks to heavily regulate coal and other fossil fuel power plants. It tries to incorporate into the grid with as much renewable energy sources as wind and solar power.