WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, joined U.S. Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-N.Y.-20) and Jared Huffman (D-Calif.-02) and more than 70 members of Congress in an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit opposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) replacement of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) with the Trump Administration’s so-called Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule.

The brief asserts that EPA acted well within its broad authority under the Clean Air Act to issue the Clean Power Plan and rejects its repeal by the Trump Administration. The full text of the amicus brief can be found here.

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) signed the brief.

U.S. Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Steny H. Hoyer, James E. Clyburn, Ben Ray Luján, Frank Pallone, Jr., Kathy Castor, Peter A. DeFazio, Eliot L. Engel, Raúl M. Grijalva, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Marcy Kaptur, James P. McGovern, José E. Serrano, Nanette Diaz Barragán, Joyce Beatty, Donald S. Beyer Jr., Earl Blumenauer, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Suzanne Bonamici, Julia Brownley, Salud O. Carbajal, Tony Cárdenas, Sean Casten, Yvette D. Clarke, Emanuel Cleaver, II, Steve Cohen, Gerald E. Connolly, Jason Crow, Diana DeGette, Debbie Dingell, Michael F. Doyle, Anna G. Eshoo, Adriano Espaillat, Jesús G. “Chuy” García, Al Green, Debra A. Haaland, Alcee L. Hastings, Brian Higgins, Joseph P. Kennedy, III, Ann M. Kuster, Andy Levin, Mike Levin, Ted Lieu, Alan S. Lowenthal, Doris O. Matsui, A. Donald McEachin, Jerry McNerney, Grace F. Napolitano, Joe Neguse, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ilhan Omar, Ed Perlmutter, Scott H. Peters, Chellie Pingree, Mark Pocan, Mike Quigley, Raul Ruiz, Bobby L. Rush, John P. Sarbanes, Janice D. Schawkowsky, Darren Soto, Dina Titus, Rashida Tlaib, Marc A. Veasey, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Peter Welch also signed the brief.