29 Apr '14, 8pm

Supreme Court slaps down Big Coal

Supreme Court slaps down Big Coal

Take that, filthy old power plants. The Supreme Court says you can’t just send your pollution willy-nilly over state borders. The New York Times reports : In a major environmental victory for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate the smog-causing pollution from coal-fired power plants that wafts across state lines from 27 Midwestern and Appalachian states to the East Coast. The 6-to-2 ruling upholds a centerpiece of what has become a signature of President Obama’s environmental agenda: a series of new Clean Air Act regulations aimed at cutting pollution from coal-fired power plants. Republicans and the coal industry have criticized the effort as a “war on coal.” More from the Associated Press : Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution from power plants can be carried long distances and t...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/supreme-court-slaps-down-big-coal/

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