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Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and a Bi-Partisan Group of States Successfully Block EPA’s Controversial “Clean Power Plan”

DENVER--Today the United States Supreme Court issued an order staying the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, also called the 111(d) rule. The Court issued today’s order in response to a legal request by Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and a bi-partisan group of 28 other states and state agencies. The order will put the 111(d) rule on hold, allowing the federal courts time to fully consider the legality of the rule.

“Over and over again, the current federal administration—and particularly the EPA—has been ignoring state sovereignty and the rule of law,” said Attorney General Coffman. “As the independently elected legal voice for the State of Colorado, I have been pushing back. And, in three cases I’ve brought using my authority, the courts have agreed with my position that the federal government is ignoring the limits on its own power.”

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