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States Sue Power Companies over Climate

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States Sue Power Companies over Climate

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States Sue Power Companies over Climate

States Sue Power Companies over Climate

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Eight state Attorneys General file a lawsuit against the nation's largest electric utilities. The suit is an attempt to force power plants to cut emissions of gases linked to global climate change. The claims draw on science, century-old nuisance laws, and a decision by state officials to circumvent federal agencies. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports.