by Jean Chemnick
E&E reporter

A conservative advocacy group released a report today that it says shows collusion between the White House, friendly state governors and climate donors bent on advancing the president’s Climate Action Plan — particularly curbs on coal use the group says would be disastrous for the economy.

The 55-page report by Chris Horner of the anti-regulatory Energy & Environment Legal Institute seems destined to fuel Republican talking points this fall when Congress returns from its August recess and GOP majorities in the House and Senate turn their attention to rolling back U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Horner cites correspondence obtained through federal and state open record laws in his report that show the White House working with billionaire climate donor Tom Steyer and other foundations and donors who have long supported a shift to low-carbon energy to lay the groundwork for implementation of the president’s flagship climate rule.

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