Missouri joins states suing to challenge EPA carbon limits

Missouri will join more than 20 other states in a lawsuit that challenges the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which seeks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster criticized the plan’s compliance schedule and said following the schedule would cost the state more than $6 billion. He said the state is already working toward cleaner energy production and would be better off adhering to its own timeline.

The announcement of Missouri’s involvement in the lawsuit comes after a group including the chief executives of Ameren Corp., Great Plains Electric and Empire District Electric urged Koster to fight the federal carbon limits.

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