Challengers to the Obama administration’s landmark Clean Power Plan filed opening briefs Friday in the massive tangle of litigation that has ensnared the rule since its release last year. Their arguments are familiar: The climate rule violates the Clean Air Act and treads on state regulators’ turf.
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