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Wed Nov 18, 2020, 05:43 PM

Attorney General Nessel and others sue Trump administration over energy standards

The suit claims the lack of action will cost consumers over $580B, and add more than 2 billion tons of air pollution by 2050

By Jake Draugelis
Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 4:55 PM EST|Updated: 45 minutes ago

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, joined by 15 other attorneys general and the city of New York, is suing the Trump administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) for failing to meet legal deadlines for updating national energy efficiency standards.

The efficiency standards are for 25 categories of common consumer and commercial products, as well as industrial equipment. These include home appliances such as washers and dryers, refrigerators and freezers, microwave ovens, room air conditioners and water heaters.

The missed deadlines for updating the majority of the standards — set by Congress in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) — have been within the last four years.

“The Trump administration has neglected to develop or maintain key energy efficiency standards, and this failure will ultimately cost consumers upward of $580 billion and could prove detrimental to our environment,” Nessel said. “These updated standards are long overdue. It’s time for the administration to meet its legal responsibilities and finally strengthen these critically important measures for the benefit of both consumers and our natural resources.”

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https://www.wilx.com/2020/11/18/attorneys-general-including-dana-nessel-sue-trump-administration-over-energy-standards/

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 05:46 PM

1. That's my AG.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 05:52 PM

2. Mine, too. The Governor, SOS & AG are kicking ass and taking names.

I'm convinced we saved Michigan--and possibly our very lives--when we elected those women in 2018.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 05:55 PM

3. I'm not convinced.

I KNOW we did by electing them.

Shitty Scheutte. Imagine how he would have handled it.


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Wed Nov 18, 2020, 05:57 PM

4. K & R!

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