Supreme Court Limits EPA's Authority To Regulate Power Plant Emissions

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Published on June 30, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

Supreme Court Limits EPA's Authority To Regulate Power Plant Emissions

Supreme Court Limits , EPA's Authority To Regulate , Power Plant Emissions.

Supreme Court Limits , EPA's Authority To Regulate , Power Plant Emissions.

On June 30, the Supreme Court limited the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

'Time' reports that the ruling delivered a significant blow to the fight against climate change.

The Court ruled that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

According to 'Time,' power plants account for approximately 30% of carbon dioxide output.

President Joe Biden has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. in half by the end of the decade.

His ambitious goal includes having an emissions-free power sector by 2035.

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The Supreme Court's decision could complicate the Biden administration's strategy for fighting climate change.

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The fight against broader EPA authority to regulate carbon output was supported by prominent businesses, including Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Tesla.

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'Time' reports that a recent United Nations panel warned that , the effects of climate change , are about to worsen.

According to the U.N.

Report, those changes will make the world sicker, hungrier, poorer and more dangerous in the near future


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