The coalition includes the Attorneys General from Vermont, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia, as well as the chief legal officers of the cities of Boulder (CO), Chicago (IL), New York (NY), Philadelphia (PA), and South Miami (FL), and the County of Broward (FL) and issued the following statement. “We strongly oppose President Trump’s executive order that seeks to dismantle the Clean Power Plan.
Addressing our country’s largest source of carbon pollution—existing fossil fuel-burning power plants—is both required under the Clean Air Act and essential to mitigating climate change’s growing harm to our public health, environments, and economies.
We won’t hesitate to protect those we serve—including by aggressively opposing in court President Trump’s actions that ignore both the law and the critical importance of confronting the very real threat of climate change.”
In February of 2016 the US Supreme Court blocked the Clean Power Plan Act when 38 entities including 24 States sued over then President Obama’ Clean Air Plan.