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Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman Remains Confident Courts Will Find EPA 111 (d) Regulation a Federal Overreach

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. declined a request to stay the Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing its Clean Power Plan regulations on the states. 

“I am disappointed in today’s decision, but remain confident the courts will see these overreaching and onerous regulations as an unacceptable breach of state sovereignty,” said Attorney General Coffman.  “This was a procedural ruling and the case is far from over.  The fact the court expedited its consideration of the case is a clear indication of how serious this matter has become.  I will consult with my colleagues in a majority of other states from across the country to determine whether to appeal this order to the Supreme Court.”

The court did agree to expedite a hearing on the merits of the case setting oral argument for June 2, 2016.  The court order was not accompanied by an opinion explaining the court’s ruling.


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