Enviros sue over ACE, calling it an assault on public health

Jennifer Hijazi, E&E News

EPA rolled out the ACE rule earlier this summer, replacing the Clean Power Plan’s cap on greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. Instead, EPA determined the “best system of emission reduction” is to institute efficiency measures at individual power plants. Opponents have lambasted the move as a step back for U.S. climate policy.

“By the EPA’s own estimates, the new rule will result in the deaths of thousands of Americans,” Conservation Law Foundation attorney James Crowley said in a statement. “The Trump administration’s pathetic rule is nothing more than a lifeline for dying coal plants, and we will continue to fight it.”

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