New York wins lawsuit against EPA over clean energy

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FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James takes a question at a news conference in New York. During a Tuesday, Sept. 29 media conference call on an initiative, dubbed “Operation Corrupt Collector,” James offered frank advice to older people who are often seen as easy marks for dubious debt collectors. “Senior citizens, as I always say, they’ve earned the right to hang up and to be rude,” James said. “Most seniors are not rude, but when it comes to individuals engaging in illegal conduct, they should hang up and report the collector to the FTC immediately.” (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of a motion to vacate the Trump Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. New York Attorney General Letitia James lead a coalition that worked against the ACE rule.

The ACE rule replaced the Clean Power Plan, which put a limit on fossil-fueled power plants.

After the Court’s ruling Letitia James released a prepared statement which said in part:

“For four years, the Trump Administration has been consistent in undermining our nation’s response to climate change… the ‘Affordable Clean Energy’ rule did nothing to promote clean energy, and was not affordable for American consumers. Instead, this ‘Dirty Power’ rule served to support dirty and expensive coal power plants, undercut clean and sustainable electricity, and left New Yorkers and all other Americans to foot the bill. I am proud of my office’s leadership in the fight against this unjust and illegal rule, which will no longer see the light of day.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James

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