26 Jun '12, 3pm

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds EPA Carbon Pollution Limits

WASHINGTON (June 26, 2012) – The federal appeals court in Washington today delivered a resounding victory for science, the rule of law, and common sense by upholding the Environmental Protection Agency’s landmark actions to curb the dangerous carbon pollution driving climate change. “This is a huge victory for our children's future. These rulings clear the way for EPA to keep moving forward under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon pollution from motor vehicles, new power plants, and other big industrial sources,” said David Doniger, senior attorney for the Climate and Clean Air Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. In an unanimous opinion issued today covering four cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld EPA’s “endangerment” determination, its clean car standards, and its pollution permit requirements for big new industrial facilitie...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2012/120626.asp

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