Walker calls on Wisconsin attorney general to take action
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has asked Wisconsin's attorney general to take "immediate action" to protect ratepayers and workers from what the Republican presidential candidate calls "devastating impacts" of a new rule designed to cut greenhouse gases.
Walker said in a statement Monday that the final rule released by President Barack Obama oversteps the limits of his authority to pursue a political agenda. Walker referred to a Wisconsin Public Service Commission estimate that the new rules would cost the state's ratepayers up to $13 billion.
A spokeswoman for Attorney General Brad Schimel did not immediately return a message seeking comment on what steps he would take.
Wisconsin was part of a 15-state lawsuit rejected in June by a federal appeals court that challenged the preliminary rules.