WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced he will formally withdraw the Obama administration’s so-called Clean Power Plan.

In response, the Republican Attorneys General Association’s (RAGA) Chairman and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, released the following statement:

“This is an important victory for the rule of law and the American people who were facing double digit rate increases and massive lay-offs. The so-called Clean Power Plan was not consistent with the Clean Air Act. That is why 27 states, led by Republican attorneys general and additional opponents, challenged its legality, achieved a historic stay in court a year ago, and enabled today’s repeal.

“The Obama administration frequently sought to advance their misguided political agenda by ignoring the Constitution and circumventing the people’s representatives in Congress. Instead, they empowered unaccountable and unelected regulators. RAGA applauds Administrator Pruitt and the 27 state attorneys general who fought for the rule of law and the process our Democracy demands.”