Appeals Court Upholds EPA Regulations to Fight Global Warming
The EPA's finding that greenhouse gases contribute to global warming and are a threat to public health has been upheld by a federal appeals court. Opponents argued the Agency's rules setting emissions standards for cars and light trucks and requiring construction and operating permits for the nation's largest greenhouse gas emitters were based on a faulty interpretation of the Clean Air Act. But the challenge to the EPA's authority was rejected - with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit stating the agency's interpretation of the Clean Air Act provisions is unambiguously correct. The three-judge panel said the EPA's rules targeting large polluters could not be challenged because of the authority granted in an earlier Supreme Court ruling.
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