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Supreme Court upholds EPA regulation of greenhouse gases

6:26 PM MDT | June 23, 2014 | Lindsay Frost

The Supreme Court today upheld EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHG) from “sources that would need permits based on their emission of conventional pollutants.” The Court also found that EPA lacked authority to “tailor” the Clean Air Act’s unambiguous numerical thresholds to accommodate its interpretation of the permitting triggers. ACC and other industrial trade groups welcomed the decision, saying it placed appropriate limits on EPA’s authority to regulate GHGs. The Supreme Court decided that the EPA is not...

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