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Thursday May 23rd, 2019 7:54AM

Judge orders Trump administration to implement energy limits

By The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered the Trump administration to implement energy-use limits for portable air conditioners and other products that were adopted during the last days of the Obama presidency.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said Thursday that the Department of Energy was required to put the limits into effect after a 45-day period to identify any errors and did not have the authority to continue to assess them.

The ruling came in two lawsuits — one filed by New York, California and other states and the other by environmental groups.

The U.S. Department of Justice did not immediately have comment.

The states argue that the standards would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save businesses and consumers billions of dollars, and conserve enough energy to power more than 19 million households for a year.

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