Pam Bondi cheers Supreme Court halting President Obama’s Clean Power Plan
Pam Bondi

Pam Bondi

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is cheering the U.S. Supreme Court, a day after they agreed in a 5-4 decision to halt enforcement of President Obama‘s sweeping plan to address climate change until after the resolution of legal challenges.

“This U.S. Supreme Court order is a huge victory for Florida families, businesses and the rule of law,” Bondi said in a statement released on Wednesday. “Once again, this administration is ignoring the limits of its authority in trying to impose harmful and heavy-handed regulations on Floridians and the rest of the country. I am pleased the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the states and halted the implementation of these illegal actions.”

Florida is one of 27 mostly Republican-led states who filed suit to stop the proposed regulations.

Last August the Obama administration announced a revised Clean Power Plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from US power stations by nearly a third within 15 years, or 32 percent by 2030, compared with 2005 levels.

Bondi and the other attorney generals challenged the EPA’s plan last October, the day the rule was published. The states argue the EPA exceeded its authority by forcing states to fundamentally shift energy portfolios.

 

 

Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at [email protected]



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