Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 20 states in supporting the Affordable Clean Energy rule. The coalition seeks to intervene in defense of repealing the Clean Power Plan.

The coalition’s motion contends that the interests of their respective states in maintaining their sovereignty will be impaired without intervention in the lawsuit. The states also argue they must intervene since no other entity will adequately represent these interests.

Along with Texas, the West Virginia-led motion was joined by attorneys general of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and the governors of Kentucky and Mississippi, and the Mississippi Public Service Commission.