Supreme Court limits EPA's ability to fight climate change...


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The Supreme Court ruled in the case of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday.

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Now the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) don’t have the authority to make decisions of “vast economic and political significance.” 

EPA is an agency of the United States federal government whose mission is to protect human and environmental health.

Supreme Court shut down the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to completely reengineer Americans’ sources of electricity 

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Earlier EPA had the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from the entire electricity sector.

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EPA completely ignored important considerations, such as grid reliability, affordability, consumer choice, and the responsibilities of states.

The court says the EPA can't make power plants switch to sustainable energy sources under the Clean Air Act.

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Now in response to the Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia v. EPA, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan issued the following statement :-

“As a public health agency, EPA’s number one responsibility is to protect people’s health, especially those who are on the front lines of environmental pollution. 

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Regan said, he is deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision,

They are committed to using the full scope of EPA’s authorities to protect communities and reduce the pollution that is driving climate change. 

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According to him, when the impacts of the climate crisis are becoming ever more disruptive, costing billions of dollars every year from floods, wildfires, droughts and sea level rise, and 

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jeopardizing the safety of millions of Americans, the Court’s ruling is disheartening. 

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