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Statement From Attorney General Becerra On Today’s Court Order On The Clean Power Plan

Friday, April 28, 2017
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals ordered a two-month pause in the litigation challenging the Clean Power Plan (West Virginia v. EPA, et al.) and ordered further briefing on procedural matters. In effect, the Court's order asks whether the Clean Power Plan should be stayed indefinitely even without a decision from the Court.

“I grew up knowing that I could drink clean water and breathe clean air. I want all parents to be able to say the same thing for their children,” said Attorney General Becerra. “California has defended, and will continue to defend, EPA's legally required Clean Power Plan. The EPA cannot indefinitely delay addressing carbon pollution from power plants. California has shown that we can cost-effectively reduce power sector emissions while growing our economy.”

The Clean Power Plan aims to continue to require greenhouse gas reductions from the power sector, the country's largest source of climate-damaging pollution. California – as part of a broad coalition of states, municipalities, power companies, environmental groups and renewable energy companies – has intervened in support of the Clean Power Plan.

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