U.S. Supreme Court to review EPA limits of some greenhouse gas emissions

|By:, SA News Editor

The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review the EPA’s approach to regulating greenhouse gas emissions from refineries, power plants and other stationary sources, throwing the Obama administration's landmark rules into a state of uncertainty.

The move was applauded by the American Petroleum Institute, which said “the Clean Air Act clearly only requires pre-construction permits for six specific emissions that impact national air quality - not greenhouse gases."

The news breathes new life into lawsuits by industry groups and several states that challenged the EPA's regulations; last year, the D.C. federal appeals court sided with the EPA on nearly every issue in the case.

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