. Supreme Court rejects EPA authority « JO LEE MAGAZINE

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY – The vote was 6 to 3 with conservatives in the majority. “Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible ‘solution to the crisis of the day,’” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in his opinion for the court. But Roberts wrote that the Clean Air Act doesn’t give EPA the authority to do so and that Congress must speak clearly on this subject. The Chief Justice called this decision “a major questions case.”


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