20 Jun '11, 3pm

Supreme Court Climate Decision Puts Spotlight on EPA

The Supreme Court today reaffirmed that it is the Environmental Protection Agency’s job to curb dangerous carbon pollution under the Clean Air Act, deciding in Connecticut v. American Electric Power that states cannot bring suit directly against five of the nation’s largest power companies to curb their emissions as a public nuisance. Power plants are the nation’s biggest climate polluters. Each year they pump more than two billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air – pollution that is driving dangerous heat waves and smog episodes, rising seas, and stronger storms, floods, and droughts, threatening our health and safety and our homes and communities. For more than a decade, environmental organizations and leading states have pursued legal strategies to force power plants and other big carbon polluters to clean up. When the Bush administration denied that EPA had any auth...

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