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States Suing EPA

Across the U.S., 27 states are suing the EPA over the Clean Power Plan. On February 9 they successfully petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the rule. This means that states do not have to move forward in their compliance planning. The next step will be the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear the arguments of the lawsuit and make a decision. If the Court of Appeals decides in favor of EPA, it is almost certain that these states will take this lawsuit to the Supreme Court. This whole process could take years before a final decision is made on the Clean Power Plan.

This map shows states that are suing and their 2012 carbon emissions.