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Supreme Court reaffirms EPA authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions – with warnings

Power plants, as well as some other stationary sources, are subject to review about pollutants into the air now, anyway. Another piece has to be analyzed with this decision

The U.S. Supreme Court has reaffirmed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions, but the Utility Air Regulatory Group vs. Environmental Protection Agency decision released this week also warned the EPA about exceeding its authority.

The decision will impact manufacturing facilities and power plants – but not such locations as apartment buildings – and it was seen as a decision which was supported by environmental groups as well as businesses.

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