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Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Regulate Power Plant Emissions



The United States is the second-largest contributor of carbon dioxide emissions in the world.


"The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, a move that could be a major blow to efforts to combat global warming and climate change.


In a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court ruled that the Clean Air Act, a major anti-pollution law, doesn't allow the Environmental Protection Agency to have broad authority in regulating power plant emissions." — Jan Childs, Weather.com

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