WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), as part of a larger industry coalition, today filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan rule, which was signed on August 3, 2015. The group also filed a petition to stay the rule during the pendency of the litigation.
AFPM President Chet Thompson commented on the rule and the precedent that it sets:
“EPA’s Clean Power Plan stands unparalleled in its legal overreach and effect on the U.S. economy. The agency has veered from its statutory authority in an attempt to control electricity production by forcing the use of more expensive energy sources in the United States. Allowing this rule to stand, will cause irreparable injury and substantial harm to U.S. manufacturing and energy infrastructure, and ultimately the public by way of higher electricity costs and a less reliable grid.”