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States Sue Over Delay of Energy Efficiency Rules Under Trump

The standards are among the energy-saving, Obama-era initiatives stalled under Trump

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    States Sue Over Delay of Energy Efficiency Rules Under Trump
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    In this Friday March 24, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump is seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Ten states on Monday announced that they are suing over the delay of energy-efficiency standards for consumer and commercial products under the Trump administration.

    A 10-state coalition led by New York and California is suing the Trump administration over the delay of energy-efficiency standards for consumer and commercial products.

    The states announced Monday they had filed notice with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York seeking review of a series of actions by the Energy Department to delay final standards for devices, including ceiling fans, portable air conditioners, commercial boilers and walk-in coolers and freezers.

    The standards are among the scores of energy-saving, Obama-era initiatives stalled under Trump.

    If implemented, federal estimates said the six standards would eliminate 292 million tons of planet-warming carbon emissions over a 30-year period, saving consumers $24 billion in electricity costs.

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    The Energy Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.