Supreme Court limits EPA's ability to reduce emissions, fight climate change

News June 30, 2022 News
Supreme Court limits EPA's ability to reduce emissions, fight climate change

From ABC News |Politics by Devin Dwyer

The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the Environmental Protection Agency's power to fight climate change.

The case involved how far the federal government could go in regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

The court held that Congress did not grant EPA the authority under the Clean Air Act to devise emissions caps based on the "generation shifting approach" the agency took in the Clean Power Plan, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the 6-3 conservative majority.

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