AG Schimel, Bipartisan Coalition Pushes to Eliminate Job-Killing Clean Power Plan

Jan 17 2018

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel joined a coalition of 25 other states and state agencies this week in support of permanently rescinding the so-called Clean Power Plan.


“It was estimated that if the Clean Power Plan had gone into effect, it would have cost tens of thousands of jobs in our state. Furthermore, all Wisconsinites would have suffered from sky-high energy prices if this misguided regulation went into effect,” said Attorney General Schimel. “The stay won by the coalition of states before the U.S. Supreme Court was the first step in putting an end to this unprecedented overregulation. President Trump’s Executive Order halting this rule was the next critical step, and today, we participated in the process necessary to eliminate this unconstitutional overreach once and for all.”


The bipartisan coalition filed its public comment letter as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed repeal of the Power Plan. It encourages the EPA to eliminate the overreaching Obama-era rule and return authority to manage energy resources to the states.


Wisconsin joined the West Virginia-led letter with attorneys general from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming, along with the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Public Service Commission.


Read a copy of the letter at