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New York’s AG battles White House over coal subsidies

Joe Mont | October 25, 2017

New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is threatening legal action as an end game for stopping the Department of Energy’s proposal to subsidize coal-burning power plants.

In comments filed this week, he argued that the proposal would violate multiple federal laws.

 “This unlawful, thinly-veiled corporate giveaway threatens to impede New York’s progress in protecting the environment, and securing a cleaner, more sustainable, and affordable energy future,” Schneiderman said. “The Trump administration continues to put polluters before the health and well-being of New Yorkers. We’ll continue to fight back.”

On Sept. 28, Energy Secretary Rick Perry signed a notice of proposed rulemaking directing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider adopting a rule to require that electricity generators with a 90-day fuel supply on-site be paid higher prices, principally, coal and...

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