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Woodward: High Court to Congress: Do your job

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

The Supreme Court delivered a strong message to Congress regarding regulating the nation's environmental policy:
Do your job.
In West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, the court ruled 6-3 that the Clean Air Act does not give the EPA broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants on its own.
“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 the opinion. “It is not plausible that...
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