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Coal-powered Kentucky joins 25-state coalition suing the EPA over emissions rules

Kentucky Republican Attorney General Russell Coleman has joined another coalition of red states challenging a new Biden administration anti-pollution rule for power plants.

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Kentucky’s attorney general alleges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is exceeding its authority in calling for significant emissions reductions at fossil-fuel power plants across the country.

Kentucky joined a coalition of 24 other attorneys general in asking a federal judge to review the agency’s new rule. In a release, Attorney General Russell Coleman said the new technology would be too expensive.

“Kentucky families and job-creators will be cut off from affordable and reliable energy. We’re fighting this radical green agenda that would only leave Kentucky in the dark,” Coleman said.

All of the attorneys general in the coalition are Republicans and many represent top coal-burning and producing states. The challenge, which is led by West Virginia and Indiana, also included attorneys general from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming.

Since assuming the attorney general’s office this year, Coleman has repeatedly sued the Biden administration for its guidelines, many of those suits focusing on attempts to rein in climate change and pollution. In April, a federal district judge in Kentucky ruled against a Biden administration policy requiring states come up with a plan to reduce tailpipe emissions — a multi-state challenge which Coleman led.

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