Supreme Court Debates Merits of EPA Emission Rule

Supreme Court Debates Merits of EPA Emission Rule

US Supreme Court Justices are sharply divided over EPA regulations from the Obama administration to cut emissions from coal-fired plants in an effort to prevent birth defects, heart disease, and premature deaths. The lawsuit (Michigan v. EPA) argues that the EPA improperly implemented the standards without consideration as to how much it would cost to reduce emissions. Lawyers for power companies and some states estimate the costs to be $9.6 billion a year. [3/27/15]

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