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“Hill: New York Mayor, NY Attorney General to Hold ‘people’s hearing’ on Climate Rule Repeal”

December 18, 2017

As published by The Hill, on December 15, 2017.

New York City’s mayor and the state’s attorney general are planning a hearing of their own on the Trump administration’s plan to repeal former President Obama’s climate change rule for power plants.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, both Democrats, announced their plan Friday for a “people’s hearing,” complaining that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rebuffed their calls for a formal hearing on the matter in New York.

“New Yorkers are on the front lines of climate change, as tragically demonstrated by Hurricanes Sandy and Irene,” Schneiderman said in a statement.