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New York AG Files Lawsuit Against Trump for Delaying Energy Standards

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit on behalf of nearly a dozen states and cities challenging the Trump regime's decision to delay energy efficiency standards that should have taken effect weeks ago.

The lawsuit accuses the Trump regime of violating federal law by delaying some energy-efficiency standards and refusing to publish a final version of others. The Trump regime is also accused of not allowing public comment on these actions as required by federal law.

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a state and municipal coalition, today announced that he is commencing legal action against the Trump Administration for violating federal law by delaying energy efficiency standards for several common consumer and commercial products - such as ceiling fans, portable air conditioners, walk-in coolers and freezers, commercial boilers, and more. [...]

This matter is being handled by Assistant Attorneys General Timothy Hoffman, Lisa S. Kwong, and Michael J. Myers, and Environmental Scientist Linda M. Wilson, of the New York Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau. The Environmental Protection Bureau is led by Lemuel M. Srolovic and is part of the Division of Social Justice, which is led by Executive Deputy Attorney General for Social Justice Alvin Bragg.

These standards are expected to eliminate millions of tons of pollutants and save hundreds of billions of kilowatt-hours of electricity, but that doesn't matter to the Trump regime.

This, along with the regime's actions against climate science and clean energy standards, represent the same push-back against the recognition of climate change and even modest conservation.

The states of California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the city of New York have joined Schneiderman's lawsuit which was filed at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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  • Republicans used this tool often and to terrible results against President Obama. Here’s hoping for some payback from the blue states that actually helps America.

  • Christopher Foxx

    The Trump regime is also accused of not allowing public comment on these actions as required by federal law.

    So failing to do it is breaking the law. How many more times must Trump break the law, not just stray from convention and tradition and “norms”, but break the law before the Democrats move for Impeachment?

  • Draxiar

    I hope more states join this resistance.

  • muselet

    Good.

    –alopecia

  • Badgerite

    President POS. It is as if he is bought and paid for…..or something. Go figure.