NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that, as part of a 13-state coalition, he has filed a motion in a federal appeals court in favor of a new environmental regulation limiting greenhouse gases.
Beginning in January of next year, new federal pollution control requirements under the Clean Air Act will take effect for any new or modified facility that emits global warming pollution.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is aiming these requirements at large facilities.
Some groups have filed suit against the EPA, seeking to overturn the rule. Cuomo and the coalition have filed a motion to intervene to help fight the lawsuits.
"New York is leading a coalition of states from around the country to defend common-sense regulations that will protect our country's health and well-being from global warming pollution," Cuomo said.
The other states joining the cause are California, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.