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With AIM support, Koster says Missouri will join lawsuit challenging the EPA’s new carbon-emission r

Associated Industries of Missouri supports Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s actions in attaching Missouri to a lawsuit against the EPA for exceeding its authority in issuing new regulations, known collectively as the “Clean Power Plan”.

Missouri’s inclusion in the suit brings the total of states to more than 20 that assert EPA is exceeding its authority by setting strict limits on carbon emissions for each state.

AIM president Ray McCarty recently arranged for a meeting between Koster and members of Associated Industries of Missouri, in which McCarty and the businesses urged Koster to join in the suit against what McCarty calls the “Clean Out Your Wallet Power Plan”.

McCarty today delivered a letter to Koster lending him AIM’s support and asking him to join in the suit.

“Associated Industries of Missouri applauds Attorney General Koster for joining other states in fighting the overreach of the EPA through Obama’s Clean Out Your Wallet Power Plan,” said McCarty.

During the Attorney General’s announcement at the Missouri Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting in Branson Friday morning, Koster noted that complying with the EPA’s deadlines would cost the state more than $6 billion. He argued that Missouri is better off maintaining its competitive advantage as a low energy cost state.

The Attorney General said he will join with the other states in challenging the new regulations when they are formally published. The EPA has not publicly announced a firm publication date.

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