Supreme Court to hear greenhouse gas case

Source: The Hill
Author: Ben Geman

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to review whether the Environmental Protection Agency has the power to require greenhouse gas permits for big stationary pollution sources such as power plants, factories and refineries.

The justices said in an order that they would review: “Whether EPA permissibly determined that its regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from new motor vehicles triggered permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act for stationary sources that emit greenhouse gases.”

An array of industry and conservative groups and states had sought a broader case. They had asked the court to review every piece of a sweeping appeals court decision in 2012 that upheld the EPA’s first wave of climate change regulations and power to impose future rules.

But the high court decision to review the EPA’s first permitting rules is nonetheless a victory for industry groups…MORE

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