Press & Resources


View most of the filings at the EDF Clean Power Plan Case Resources page. A document compiling all the supporters and accompanying statements is available as well.

Press Clips

By: Timothy Cama

A group of Democratic state attorneys general is warning President-elect Donald Trump against repealing the Clean Power Plan, saying it would lead to more lawsuits. The group, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) and representing 14 states and five localities, wrote Thursday that it is in Trump’s best interest to preserve Obama’s More

By: Sarah Willey

One of the most significant threats to our health and our livelihood is climate change.  I was so disappointed when I read that 24 state officials, including my own attorney general Chris Koster in Missouri, wrote a letter requesting the repeal of the Clean Power Plan when President-elect Trump takes office in January. That’s not to More

By: David Doniger, Director, Climate & Clean Air Program

The state attorneys-general suing to block the Clean Power Plan sent their Christmas shopping list last week to the incoming Trump administration and Republican congressional leaders. These AGs are working hand in glove with the country’s biggest polluters to roll back vital safeguards for clean air, clean water, and a safe climate—safeguards that the American More

By: Denni Cawley

Despite ongoing denial of climate change and the risks of air pollution by certain politicians, environmental regulation has been essential for states and cities to protect public health. But expanding fossil fuel extraction and weakening environmental regulations — the core of President-elect Donald Trump’s approach to environmental policy — would be disastrous for the communities More

By: Andrew Gillum

If President-elect Donald Trump wants to know if climate change is real, he need look no further than communities across the great state of Florida. Millions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars in Fort Lauderdale are spent to fix repeatedly flooded roads and drains, even from as far as six miles away from the coast. Hallandale Beach More

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Community Statements & Releases

Statement of EDF General Counsel Vickie Patton

“America’s Clean Power Plan is grounded in law and science, and will help safeguard our communities from the extreme weather that has exacted a grim toll in lives lost and forever disrupted. Today we join with millions of Americans and a coalition unprecedented in its diversity and breadth — including numerous states and cities, former More

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement today on arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan,” a rule requiring fossil-fueled power plants to cut their emissions of greenhouse gases pursuant to the Clean Air Act. “Today, my More

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