Trump climate plan will break law by worsening pollution, states say

The 14 states opposing the EPA rule say that it means pollution could end up higher than if the agency hadn’t written a new rule at all.

“EPA’s own analysis shows that the proposed approach has the potential to increase CO2 and other pollutant emissions, worsen air quality, cause and exacerbate illnesses, and even contribute to deaths,” the states, which include California, New York and North Carolina, said in comments due this week.