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