U.S. Supreme Court Curbs EPA’s Power
In a long-awaited ruling on Thursday that some experts warn could endanger a host of environmental and public health protections, the Supreme Court’s right-wing majority declared that federal environmental regulators cannot take the dramatic action necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and protect the public from climate disasters without new legislation from a fiercely divided Congress.
The 6-3 ruling by the court’s conservative bloc is a massive, but not unexpected, setback for Democrats and President Biden, who have committed to cutting the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.
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