11 states sue over en­ergy stan­dards

Los Angeles Times - - BUSINESS BEAT -

Cal­i­for­nia, New York and nine other states sued the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion this week over its fail­ure to fi­nal­ize en­ergy-use lim­its for por­ta­ble air con­di­tion­ers and other prod­ucts.

The new stan­dards would re­duce green­house gas emis­sions, save busi­nesses and con­sumers bil­lions of dol­lars, and con­serve enough en­ergy to power more than 19 mil­lion house­holds for a year, but the U.S. Depart­ment of En­ergy has not met a re­quire­ment to pub­lish them by now, ac­cord­ing to at­tor­neys gen­eral who filed the law­suit against the En­ergy Depart­ment in fed­eral court in San Fran­cisco on Tues­day. That means the stan­dards are not legally en­force­able.

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