"Justice Kennedy Skeptical Of EPA's Powers"

"The Supreme Court’s swing vote on Monday voiced skepticism of a key plank in the Obama administration’s efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions."

Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday suggested he believed the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its bounds in the way it is requiring greenhouse gases be regulated under permits for power plants, factories and other “stationary” sources.

“I couldn't find a single precedent that supports [EPA's] position,” Kennedy told Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. during oral arguments on the case Monday."

Laura Barron-Lopez reports for The Hill's E2 Wire blog February 24, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"Did EPA Overstep in Tackling Global Warming? Supreme Court Sharply Split" (Christian Science Monitor)

"For the Supreme Court, A Case Poses a Puzzle On the E.P.A.’s Authority" (New York Times)

"Justices Question Obama Climate Change Regulations" (Reuters)

"Industry Challenges EPA's Greenhouse Gas Rules In High Court" (NPR)

Source: Hill/E2 Wire, 02/25/2014