Wyoming petitions EPA on Clean Power Plan rule
At Governor Matt Mead’s direction, Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael sent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy a Petition for Reconsideration of EPA’s Final Rule on Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources. The Petition was submitted this afternoon via email as well as by overnight mail.
“This rulemaking has been flawed from the very beginning. The Final Rule is the result of an unfair process – it has both procedural and substantive deficiencies,” said Governor Mead. “I am directing the Attorney General to use every tool in the legal toolbox to stop this arbitrary and extremely harmful Rule.”
In the petition, the State argues the Final Rule violates the Administrative Procedure Act, the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act and the Final Rule is fundamentally different from the Proposed Rule, significantly and adversely affecting the State, without giving fair opportunity to comment. The Final Rule, therefore, should be reopened and reconsidered.
The Petition and supporting documents sent to EPA Administrator McCarthy will be available on the Attorney General’s website.