Monday, June 23, 2014

It's a gas

Ace shares the differing opinions over the Supreme Court's EPA decision Monday.
Many outlet report it as a mixed bag, which it is. In fact, the LA Times might be slightly closer to right than Fox -- the Supreme Court's limits here seem pretty minor, even as they reaffirm that the EPA can regulate greenhouse gases even in absence of statutory authority.
By 7-2, the Court upheld the EPA's general self-asserted right to regulate carbon dioxide by entities already covered as "major polluters" in other areas (that is, with regard to other pollutants already named in Congressional law as actually within the EPA's ambit to regulate).
Wait 'til the next case.

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