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SCOTUS: Clean Air Act Trumps Emissions Lawsuits 303

Posted by Soulskill
from the laying-down-the-law dept.
schwit1 writes "The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a global warming lawsuit against five big power companies, its most important environmental ruling since 2007 and a victory for the utilities and the Obama administration. The justices unanimously overturned a ruling by a US appeals court that the lawsuit now involving six states can proceed in an effort to force the coal-burning plants to cut emissions of gases that contribute to climate change. In a defeat for environmentalists, the Supreme Court agreed with the companies that regulating greenhouse gases should be left to the Environmental Protection Agency under the clean air laws. The ruling stemmed from a 2004 lawsuit claiming the five electric utilities have created a public nuisance by contributing to climate change. The lawsuit wanted a federal judge to order them to cut their carbon dioxide emissions."
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SCOTUS: Clean Air Act Trumps Emissions Lawsuits

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  • by elrous0 (869638) * on Monday June 20, 2011 @04:29PM (#36505396)

    Supreme Court agreed with the companies that regulating greenhouse gases should be left to the Environmental Protection Agency

    Yes, and I'm sure they're going to start doing that any day now.

  • Re:Whelp (Score:5, Funny)

    by elrous0 (869638) * on Monday June 20, 2011 @04:36PM (#36505472)

    We'll trade you the Stanley Cup for a discount.

  • Re:Whelp (Score:1, Funny)

    by TehDuffman (987864) on Monday June 20, 2011 @05:19PM (#36505918) Journal

    We'll trade you the Stanley Cup for a discount.

    Wow, the Boston Bruins have more Canadian players than any other team in the league (other than san jose). In fact, there are many more Americans playing for the Vancouver Canucks than there are on the Boston Bruins.

    So shut the fuck up.

    1993! That was the last time Canada won the Cup. Who cares what nationality the players are the cup is in Boston now and Chicago last year!

    So why don't you shut the fuck up and go burn some cars or something.

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