Oklahoma attorney general and utility want court to block emission rule
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said the EPA requirement would cause a spike of costs and loss of jobs. Oklahoma Gas and Electric joined Pruitt in the request to postpone the rule.
DENVER — Oklahoma's attorney general and a utility jointly are asking an appeals court to temporarily block a rule aimed at reducing pollutant emissions from three Northeastern Oklahoma power plants.
The state chapter of the Sierra Club criticized Attorney General Scott Pruitt's request, filed Tuesday at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The environmental group said Pruitt “seems to have forgotten who he represents. He is not counsel for Oklahoma Gas and Electric.”
OG&E joined the attorney general in asking the Denver-
The plants are operated by OG&E, near Pawnee and Muskogee, and by American Electric Power-
They are responsible for more than one-third of the sulfur dioxide pollution from all industrial and utility sources in the state, according to the EPA.
Pruitt and OG&E earlier this year began an appeal to overturn the EPA ruling.
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