Supreme Court justices across the ideological spectrum signaled Tuesday that they might halt a huge global-warming lawsuit in which states are asking the federal courts to restrict polluting power plants outside their borders.
"Asking a court to set standards for emissions sounds like the kind of thing that EPA does," said Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, referring to the Environmental Protection Agency. "I mean, Congress set up the EPA to promulgate standards for emissions, and . . . the relief you're seeking seems to me to set up a district judge, who does not have the resources, the expertise, as a kind of 'super-EPA.' "