EPA Carbon Authority Cemented By DC Circ. Ruling

Law360, New York (August 8, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit's recent decision upholding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan for implementing greenhouse gas regulation further bolsters the government's power to tackle air pollution, attorneys say, giving states and industry groups little option but to accept the agency's authority on carbon emissions.

The decision marks the latest in a string of rulings backing the EPA since the U.S. Supreme Court found in 2007 that greenhouse gas emissions are an air pollutant subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act. In dismissing the challenge by...
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