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Supreme Court upholds EPA regulation of greenhouse gases

1:35 PM MDT | June 30, 2014 | —Lindsay Frost

The Supreme Court on 23 June upheld EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs) from “sources that would need permits based on their emission of conventional pollutants.” The court also finds that EPA cannot “tailor” the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) unambiguous numerical thresholds to accommodate the agency’s interpretations of how to permit GHGs. ACC and other industrial trade groups welcome the decision, saying it appropriately limits EPA’s authority to regulate GHGs. “We are pleased the court agrees that only facilities emitting above...

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