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Coal Company Lawyers Ask Supreme Court to Bar EPA from Regulating Carbon Emissions

HeadlineMar 01, 2022

Back in the United States, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a case brought by coal companies against the Environmental Protection Agency. Coal executives are challenging the EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions from power plants under the Clean Air Act. Justices with the court’s conservative majority appeared sympathetic to arguments that the Obama and Biden administrations exceeded their authority when the EPA — and not Congress — sought to regulate greenhouse gasses.

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