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Dem AGs demand Pruitt recusal from EPA attack on Clean Power Plan

Joe Mont | January 10, 2018

Leading a coalition of 19 states and municipalities, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has submitted a 30-page comment letter to the Environmental Protection Agency on due process violations, lack of fairness, and ethical lapses that arise from Administrator Scott Pruitt’s involvement in the proposed rulemaking to repeal the Clean Power Plan.

In October, Pruitt issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to repeal the Obama administration initiative.

 “After reviewing the CPP, EPA has proposed to determine that the regulation exceeds the Agency’s statutory authority,” an agency statement said at the time. “Repealing the CPP will also facilitate the development of U.S. energy resources and reduce...

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