Oklahoma Mayors Don’t Side with EPA in Clean Power Plan Fight

Of the more than 50 city and county governments from 28 states that recently filed a an amicus brief in support of the controversial EPA Clean Power Plan, not one was from Oklahoma.

But mayors in other energy states sided with the Environmental Protection Agency, saying the plan is critical to the safety and economic security of local communities across the U.S. The brief was filed in federal court on April 1 and included mayors from Miami Beach, Miami, Tucson, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, and Boston.

Nearly two dozen mayors were from states that sued the EPA to stop implementation of the plan.

“This plan will significantly cut carbon pollution from U.S. power plants. We must implement it now,” said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. “Mayors know cities have the most to gain, as well as the most to lose in this debate.”

But Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, who is vice president of the Conference did not sign the brief.

Those who signed the brief represent more than 18 million Americans.