WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– The U.S. Supreme Court said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can require greenhouse-gas controls on power plants, however the Court said the agency had gone too far in interpreting its authority.
“It bears mention that EPA is getting almost everything it wanted in this case,” Justice Antonin Scalia said in announcing his opinion from the bench. “It sought to regulate sources that it said were responsible for 86 percent of all the greenhouse gases emitted from stationary sources nationwide. Under our holdings, EPA will be able to regulate sources responsible for 83 percent of those emissions.” — Washington Post
Scalia blasted what he termed the overreach by the agency in requiring a facility to get a permit solely because of greenhouse-gas emissions, which he said would expand the program to include many smaller facilities that lawmakers did not intend to include in the lengthy, expensive process. — Bloomberg
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