An appeals court in D.C. today rejected an attempt by the fossil fuel industry to gut a critical EPA pollution rule.
In 2007, the Supreme Court ruled that the agency had the authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, as pollutants. Since that point, as the EPA has struggled to implement various rules limiting such pollution for both new and old power plants, there have been a series of court battles over its authority. The ruling today is not the final word, but is nonetheless an important victory.
From The Hill:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia voted 6-2 to reject a request for the full court to reconsider a June ruling that upheld EPA’s interpretation of the Clean Air Act.
The court’s action could set up a Supreme Court challenge by industry, energy firms and the state of…
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