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22 States Sue Trump Administration Over Relaxed Coal Restrictions, Citing ‘Climate Crisis'

9 monthes ago   |   By Time

A coalition of 22 Democratic-led states has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.
In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency eliminated the agency's Clean Power Plan and replaced it with a new rule that gives states more leeway in deciding upgrades for coal-fired power plants.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, says the new rule violates the federal Clean Air Act because it does not meaningfully replace power plants' greenhouse gas emissions.
“We know what our energy future...
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New York among 29 states and cities suing Trump's EPA over power plant rules

New York among 29 states and cities suing Trump's EPA over power plant rules

9 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

New York Attorney General Letitia James is leading a lawsuit brought by 29 states and cities aiming to block the Trump administration from repealing Obama-era restrictions on coal-burning power plants. Attorneys general from 22 states and seven major cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, argue in the suit that the Environmental Protection Agency is...
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22 States Sue EPA To Block Trump's Coal-Friendly Power Plant Rule

22 States Sue EPA To Block Trump's Coal-Friendly Power Plant Rule

9 monthes ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Republican states' lawsuits halted the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. Now Democrats hope to replicate the model.
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Cuomo presses Buffalo to 'pursue firing' officers who shoved protester in...

Cuomo presses Buffalo to 'pursue firing' officers who shoved protester in viral video

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the city of Buffalo should consider firing the officers involved in a now-viral video of police pushing a 75-year-old protester to the concrete... Read more ...

Republicans cheer latest unemployment data

Republicans cheer latest unemployment data

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Appeals court upholds order to restore reporter's White House press pass

Appeals court upholds order to restore reporter's White House press pass

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Facebook slaps labels on state-controlled media amid anger over Trump's posts

Facebook slaps labels on state-controlled media amid anger over Trump's posts

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As Trump Heads To Maine, GOP Sen. Susan Collins Won't Be There To Greet Him

As Trump Heads To Maine, GOP Sen. Susan Collins Won't Be There To Greet Him

Collins has mostly avoided commenting on Trump's pandemic response, but she criticized his administration's decision to forcefully clear peaceful protesters from a square in... Read more ...

Trump Shares Letter Saying White House Protesters Are 'Terrorists'

Trump Shares Letter Saying White House Protesters Are 'Terrorists'

The letter also attacks former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis for criticizing the president. Read more ...

Protesters sue Trump and Barr over ousting from Lafayette Square

Protesters sue Trump and Barr over ousting from Lafayette Square

Several protesters who were forcibly cleared from an area near the White House to make way for a presidential photo-op are suing President Donald Trump and other officials... Read more ...

Watch Live: Memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis

Watch Live: Memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis

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Historic Anti-Lynching Legislation Blocked In The Senate By Rand Paul

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Sen. Cory Booker made an emotional plea for the Kentucky Republican to yield his objections. Read more ...

Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Condemns Trump's Threat To Use Military At Protests

Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Condemns Trump's Threat To Use Military At Protests

In rare remarks, retired Gen. Martin Dempsey rebuked the president's threat to use military troops against protesters as "dangerous," saying it would hurt relations between the... Read more ...