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Comments of Eight States on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.

May 15, 2017
By West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, et al.

Letter from eight states attorneys general requesting EPA administrator Scott Pruitt repeal, replace or modify more than 20 Obama era EPA regulations.

The eight state attorneys general say, "During the Obama administration, we experienced first-hand the devastating effects of unlawful executive overreach on jobs and our states’ local energy economies. We welcome the opportunity to participate in the process of scaling back these unlawful regulations, restoring the rule of law, and ultimately returning key decisions about energy production and priorities to the states and their citizens."

Among the rules they recommend rescinding or rewriting are the Clean Power Plan, intended to force reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by electric power plants, the EPA’s 2015 standard for ground-level ozone, the updated Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, recent agency changes to EPA’s regional haze standards, and the Waters of the United States rule.