Arizona to oppose EPA on greenhouse gas regs

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has pulled the state out of a lawsuit that supported the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its quest to regulate greenhouse gases.

The state had joined the lawsuit under former Attorney General Terry Goddard, a Democrat.

The EPA proposed its rules regarding greenhouse gas emissions after climate legislation in Congress became bogged down amid protracted fights among Democrats and Republicans.

Horne, a Republican, said the plan was a "classic example of a federal agency trying to do the job of elected legislators, and at the same time place burdensome mandates on business."

Read more in the Phoenix Business Journal.

Comments

If you are commenting using a Facebook account, your profile information may be displayed with your comment depending on your privacy settings. By leaving the 'Post to Facebook' box selected, your comment will be published to your Facebook profile in addition to the space below.