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EPA Administrator Sends Clean Power Plan Guidance Letter to Governors

States have no obligation to spend resources to comply with a Rule that has been stayed by the Supreme Court of the United States

03/30/2017
Contact Information: 
U.S. EPA Media Relations (press@epa.gov)

WASHINGTON – Fulfilling his promise of cooperative federalism and acting on President Trump’s Energy Independence Executive Order, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt sent letters to state governors advising them that they are under no obligation to adhere to the Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule.

“The days of coercive federalism are over,” the letter reads.  “Accordingly, I look forward to working with you, your state experts and local communities as we develop a path forward to improve our environment and bolster the economy in a manner that is respectful of and consistent with the rule of law.”

Link to the letter:  https://www.epa.gov/newsroom/guidance-letter-re-clean-power-plan-epa-administrator-governors-march-30-2017

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