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Chamber Tries to Save Trump Power Plant Rule With or Without Him

Aug. 6, 2019, 9:13 PM

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has gone to court in defense of the Trump administration’s plan to ease limits on power plant emissions, a move that would ensure the nation’s top business lobbying group has a say on the matter even if President Donald Trump loses reelection next year.

The chamber filed a motion with a Washington-based appeals court on Tuesday seeking to intervene in defense of the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule, which is being fought by a coalition of public health groups.

The business group had effectively taken the side of Trump’s EPA in a related lawsuit challenging...

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