Climate Change Scores a Big Win

The fight to stop climate change scored a victory this week. Dozens of states and industry groups (in more than 60 separate lawsuits) had challenged the U.S. EPA’s actions to set limits on carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere. The groups argued against individual EPA rules under the Clean Air Act, like the fuel-economy standards for cars and light trucks. They also argued that the agency had limited its regulations to only the biggest power plants and facilities. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the U.S. EPA was “unambiguously correct” in moving ahead to set limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and automobiles. The three-judge panel rejected all of the plaintiffs’ arguments.  Planet Aid applauds the ruling.  Read more about it in the Washington Post.

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