16 States Want To Sue Obama Administration

Three days after President Obama unveiled the final version of his rules to limit emissions on the nation’s power plants, 16 states and a handful of others are preparing to sue his administration to block the rules permanently by arguing they exceed his authority.

The revised plan mandates a 32% cut in emissions nationwide by 2030, compared to 2005 levels — a steeper cut than in his earlier proposal.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who is leading the charge against the rules, has said they “will do serious harm to West Virginia and the U.S. economy.” The EPA and the White House both said they believe the limits are legal and have no plans to put them on hold. Who’s got the edge here?

ABC’s Mary Bruce joined us to discuss: