"Justices Uphold Emission Limits on Big Industry"

"In a big win for environmentalists, the Supreme Court on Monday effectively endorsed the Obama administration’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from sources like power plants, even as it criticized what it called the administration’s overreaching.

The decision is one in a recent string of rulings upholding the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to issue Clean Air Act regulations to curb climate change, and the agency celebrated the decision.

But the combative tone of Monday’s ruling, along with its rejection of one of the agency’s principal rationales for the regulations under review, suggests that the road ahead may be rocky for other initiatives meant to reduce carbon emissions."

Adam Liptak reports for the New York Times June 23, 2014.


"Supreme Court Trims EPA Greenhouse Gas Permitting" (Greenwire)

"Another Loss for Texas in Its Challenge of EPA Regulations" (Texas Tribune)

"Supreme Court: EPA Can Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions, With Some Limits" (Washington Post)

"Supreme Court Nibbles At EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Powers" (Politico)

"Supreme Court Rebukes EPA, But Mainly Leaves Intact Program To Deal With Carbon Emissions" (AP)

"Supreme Court Ruling Backs Most EPA Emission Controls" (Wall St. Journal)

"Supreme Court Limits Greenhouse Gas Regulations" (USA TODAY)

"Supreme Court Upholds Rules Curbing Greenhouse Gases From Power Plants" (Los Angeles Times)

Source: NY Times, 06/24/2014