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Web Date: June 24, 2014

Setting Limits On EPA Authority

Greenhouse Gases: Supreme Court strikes down part of agency’s CO2 rule for industrial facilities
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Climate Change
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Court, EPA, carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases

A divided Supreme Court on Monday set limits on the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from power plants, chemical manufacturing facilities, and petroleum refineries.

The decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA addresses a part of the Clean Air Act that requires companies to obtain permits when they build a new plant or modify an existing facility in ways that . . .

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