AG James Sues Trump Admin for Shirking Responsibility to Update National Energy Efficiency Standards

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 11/09/2020 - 18:34

Failure to Strengthen Standards for 25 Consumer and Commercial Products Named in Suit Would Cost Consumers More Than $580 Billion and Add More Than 2 Billion Tons of Air Pollution By 2050

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James, leading a coalition of 16 states and the city of New York, today announced a lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) for failing to meet legal deadlines for reviewing and updating national energy efficiency standards for 25 categories of common consumer and commercial products and industrial equipment. These categories include home appliances such as washers and dryers, refrigerators and freezers, microwave ovens, room air conditioners, and water heaters. The deadlines for updating several of the standards — set by Congress in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act — were passed more than four years ago. 

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