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Those states filing suit against the Environmental Protection Agency claiming that they EPA if not done enough to control.
Emissions from oil refineries under the Bush Administration.
What is hoped what do they want to be accomplished from this lawsuit to answer that is Richard Blumenthal the attorney general of Connecticut one of the states involved in the -- He is joining us now from we didn't city Denver.
secretary act mr.
attorney general thank you so much for being here.
But what do you hope to accomplish -- file in this suit.
The immediate goal is to come hell.
The EPA to Obey the law and the United States -- in court has told the EPA what the law is it must.
That would apply to these oil refineries.
When -- new or when they renovated and the absence of standards directly violates the law and you know I must say this lawsuit is simply another in a series.
Of lawsuits against the EPA for failing to follow the law under the clean air.
But they can't -- what we hope to accomplish ultimately is cleaner air.
And climate change result directly from these emissions from -- time they account for 15% of all.
The greenhouse gas emissions from industrial process in the United States.
attorney general but what about the responsibility of congress putting together a broad legislation to regulate.
Greenhouse gas and it.
They've done it on the Clean Air Act they've said that greenhouse gas emissions.
At oil refineries as well as auto emissions.
And power plants where we've also seen the -- because it has failed obligates him -- congress is seeking and I support such measures which -- bipartisan.
To impose additional.
Controls and incentives.
That would help further to forestall.
Climate change and global warming through controls on CO2.
-- but we do have some laws on the books now -- and rivers simply.
Twelve states seeking to enforce those laws have refineries are there in Connecticut and I'm actually also asking as a resident of of Connecticut.
There are no refineries.
In Connecticut you may be happy and -- most of them -- in the southeast.
And other parts of the country.
But the point here is there other sources of emissions in Connecticut that ought to be control we all have a responsibility.
And simply ignore the law.
As EPA is doing.
Is unacceptable and that's what we have one in the courts again and again but.
Isn't that EPA at least taking comments on potential regulations under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
It took comments.
And it then issued regulations without.
CO2 or greenhouse gas emissions in June of this year it issued.
Rules or regulations that completely ignored.
Greenhouse gas emissions and that's why we as a last resort really we don't -- sue the federal government.
Are undertaking -- -- twelve states across the country Republican and Democrat attorneys general.
Very simply asking the EPA to follow along.
Well you are at the DNC and you are and Hillary Clinton supporter or war are.
You've known -- -- law school I do believe.
-- the party come together our defense is being in men is it all hunky dory -- by holding hands seeing him by.
Close together but I think that the party will come together you know I've known bill.
And Hillary since law school both.
All of us went to Yale Law School graduate in nineteen.
And so I've known them a lot of years and I really believe and I I truly am convinced.
That they want this part come together they've invested too much to themselves.
I think they'll encourage their supporters as he has repeatedly but again tonight.
To come together because.
Party unity is something that we must -- if Democrats are going to win -- will be some hold out some rebels some.
-- no question about it some committed Hillary delegates for very.
Well respected reasons but I think the vast vast majority.
Will be very supportive enthusiastically.
Excited -- support.
-- upon picking out it.
Joseph Biden is -- part of that team.
Attorney general for the -- Connecticut Richard Blumenthal thank you so much for being here -- his -- but those topics today take care.
Thanks so much.
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