Alabama AG to testify against environmental rules

A 2010 file photo provided by the Strange campaign shows Alabama Attorney Gen. Luther Strange. Strange is recommending that the Legislature repeal some portions of the state's tough new immigration law that have been put on hold by federal courts and clarify some others. In a letter Dec. 1, 2011 to legislative leaders, Attorney General Luther Strange recommended repealing a section that makes it a crime for an illegal immigrant to fail to carry registration documents. He also suggested repealing the requirement that public schools collect information on the immigration status of students. He said both sections have been put on hold temporarily by federal courts. Strange said the proposed changes would help law enforcement and remove burdens on law-abiding citizens. (AP Photo/Strange campaign, File)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s attorney general is scheduled to testify to a Senate subcommittee in Washington in opposition to environmental regulations affecting coal-fired power plants.

A spokesman for Attorney General Luther Strange says he was invited by Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to testify Wednesday at a meeting of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. The subcommittee is focusing on climate change. Sessions is a member of the subcommittee.

A spokesman for the attorney general says the Obama administration’s regulations to curb carbon emissions are costly and unlawful.

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