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States sue White House over environmental rollback

Joe Mont | June 14, 2017

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy over “its failure to comply with the law” and publish in the Federal Register finalized energy efficiency standards for five products.

The standards would apply to portable air conditioners, uninterruptible power supplies, air compressors, walk-in coolers and freezers and commercial packaged boilers.

The two officials say the standards would save consumers and businesses an estimated $11.6 billion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 159 million tons, and conserve the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of more than 19.3 million households over a 30-year period.

Becerra and Schneiderman were joined by a coalition of 11 Attorneys General and the City of New York in filing suit in the U.S...

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