Federal court upholds greenhouse gas rules

This is not unexpected. The EPA drew up those rules based on a Supreme Court ruling that gave them the power to regulate CO2. Still, the legal outlook for a reversal is bleak. Congress itself will have to repeal these incredibly damaging regulations. The Hill: A federal appeals court has upheld Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse gas regulations, a victory for the Obama administration that's also sure to inflame election-year political battles over the White House green agenda. Environmentalists heralded the three-judge panel's unanimous 82-page ruling that leaves intact EPA's first-time regulations and authority to craft future rules to help combat global warming. "Today's ruling by the court confirms that EPA's common sense solutions to address climate pollution are firmly anchored in science and law," said Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund. "This landmark decision will help secure a healthier and more prosperous future for all Americans." The...(Read Full Post)

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