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Nevada AG Voices Opposition To Federal EPA Clean Power Plan

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's attorney general has filed a brief endorsing a multi-state legal fight against President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.

The friend-of-the-court brief says states have a right to decide pollution emission standards for themselves. Attorney General Adam Laxalt's filing in the case involving the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan was characterized by Gov. Brian Sandoval's office this week as a fellow Republican "simply offering his legal opinion."

It was criticized by some environmentalists as a disservice to Nevada. John Friedrich, of the advocacy group Climate Parents, told the Nevada Appeal that Laxalt was choosing the interests of out-of-state coal corporations over the health of children, communities and the climate.