Justices to review greenhouse gas regulation
October 15th, 2013
11:48 AM ET
9 years ago

Justices to review greenhouse gas regulation

Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court will take another look at government regulation of air pollution in a high-stakes environmental and economic fight pitting the Obama administration against a coalition of states and utilities.

The justices announced Tuesday they had accepted six separate appeals for review, which will be consolidated into an hour of oral arguments scheduled for early next year. A ruling is expected by June.


Filed under: Environmental policy • EPA • Supreme Court
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  1. the hippies were right

    I say we find all these people who are submitting appeals, take a hose and pump methane and CO2 in to their houses....since it is so harmless. Maybe the C02 will help their house plants grow.

    October 15, 2013 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Revelations 9

    3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

    4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

    In other words, in the eyes of the Christian God, the green gass of the earth is holy, and those who would harm the earth are to be considered evil.

    October 15, 2013 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    This is actually a real test and should be somewhat interesting to see just how far the conservative justices are willing to stray into denying scientific fact/reality in service of party and ideology and the plutocrats who own them.

    October 15, 2013 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  4. vikingwoman

    That's 1 of the real life problems w/the extreme conservatives, @Sniffit! They refuse to accept what 1000 scientist say, because they 'know better'! These are the same people who believe the earth is less than 10,000 yrs old & President Obama is a Quran th.umping Muslim! It's impossible to have an intelligent conversation w/persons who live in an alternate universe of their own making!!

    October 15, 2013 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  5. the hippies were right

    If I dove my car with a damaged exhaust system I would get fined hundreds of dollars for polluting. The fossil fuel industry is allowed to legally dump several dangerous gasses by the tons into the atmosphere every day that have been proven to be hazardous to our health. Big money wins again. And the dumbed down right accepts this.

    October 15, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  6. just asking

    They refuse to accept what 1000 scientist say, because they 'know better'!

    right..... the leftist environmental loons we screaming about a global ice age in the 70's. good thing we didn't take them seriously then. data over the last 15 years does not support your global warming malarkey. when are you dolts going to stop screaming about the sky falling?

    October 15, 2013 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "That's 1 of the real life problems w/the extreme conservatives, @Sniffit! They refuse to accept what 1000 scientist say, because they 'know better'! "

    Indeed..."I don't need evidence or proof, because I know it's true."

    "How do you know that it's true then?"

    "Because I believe it, which makes it true."

    October 15, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  8. Gurgyl

    GOP guys make extortion of Obamacare–do not negotiate.

    October 15, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  9. Thomas

    Now you can reserve an all-new Cadillac ELR. Its dramatic shape and luxurious interior make an immediate impact.
    Cadillac says the car runs on electricity alone for up to 35 miles.

    The Democrats drive Tesla's that have a range of 240 miles , Republicans drive Cadillacs that only go 35 miles.

    Put a clean spending bill on the floor for a vote Mr. Speaker !

    October 15, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |