AG Reyes Statement on EPA 111(d)


Utah AG Reyes (far right) joins West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey (at podium) and several other AGs to request a stay of implementation until more analysis has been conducted. 

“We all want better air quality and a healthy environment for our families and future generations but not by mandating limits that will drastically increase energy costs and put thousands of already suffering Americans out of work, ignoring meaningful input by the States, violating the Clean Air Act and bypassing Congress. We can embrace a future that includes robust clean energy sources without killing the coal industry, which seems to be a goal of this administration.

"A complex rule with such wide-reaching implications, such as the EPA’s 111(d), merits serious review and analysis.  For this reason, Utah’s Attorney General has joined West Virginia and over a dozen other states to request a stay of implementation of the rule to allow time to evaluate its implications and consider litigation as to its legality.”

– Attorney General Sean D. Reyes