AEP V. Conn.: Supreme Court Tackles Global Warming

Law360, New York (January 6, 2011, 12:42 PM EST) -- On Dec. 6, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in a nationally important global warming case that, like others pending in the federal courts, tests the limits of federal courts’ authority to evaluate and enact sweeping changes to the nation’s environmental, industrial and economic policy. In deciding to hear American Electric Power Co., et al., v. Connecticut, et al., [1] (AEP) the court has signaled its intent to clarify the proper role of courts in addressing global climate change.

The courts are being called upon...
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