Supreme Court Acts On Emissions Regulation

2007

In one of its most important environmental decisions in years, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases in vehicle emissions that contribute to global climate change. The Court adds that the EPA cannot sidestep its authority unless it provides scientific proof for its refusal. The Bush administration had argued that it did not have the right to regulate emissions and that even if it did, it would not do so.