States, green groups threaten lawsuit if Trump doesn’t finalize efficiency standards | Utility Dive

Source: States, green groups threaten lawsuit if Trump doesn’t finalize efficiency standards | Utility Dive

threats to sue over what had been relatively non-controversial efficiency rules for everyday products.

In January, after President Trump was inaugurated, the White House directed federal agencies to cease finalization of new regulations until the administration reviewed the work. That impacted a handful of efficiency regulations finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, but not yet published in the Federal Register.

While the rules were a non-partisan effort, a 45-day waiting period meant they could not be published until the Trump administration came into office.

“By blocking these common sense standards, the administration is reversing progress,”

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