Texas one of 24 states suing Obama administration over clean power plan

By Lauren McGaughy

AUSTIN – The state of Texas on Friday announced it is leading a 24-state lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s “Clean Power Plan,” the second legal challenge the Texas attorney general has mounted against the federal government in as many days.

The plan, details of which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized earlier this year, aims to dramatically reduce carbon emissions from electric-generating plants by 2030. Texas and West Virginia, the nerve center of the coal industry, are leading the opposition. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the power plan was unlawful and would result in higher electricity bills.

Get more details on the lawsuit at Chron.com.