Illinois Joins Coalition Of States, Cities Backing Clean Power Plan

Progress Illinois Press Release.

Illinois is among a coalition of 25 states and cities, including Chicago, that is backing the federal Clean Power Plan in the legal battle over the new environmental regulations, Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office announced Wednesday.

The coalition has filed a motion to intervene in defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, which is facing a legal challenge from 23 states.

The states of California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington plus the District of Columbia and the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boulder, South Miami, and Broward County, Florida are part of the coalition backing the Clean Power Plan, according to Madigan's office.