Coalition of Attorneys General sue Trump over delaying energy efficiency standardsStaff Writer | June 14, 2017
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 11 Attorneys General and the City of New York, filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over its failure to comply with federal law by delaying energy efficiency standards for several common consumer and commercial products.
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These standards would save consumers and businesses an estimated $11.6 billion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 159 million tons, and conserve over 242 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity – the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of more than 19.3 million households – over a 30-year period.
The coalition filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. ■