High Court Petition Choice Cements EPA's Carbon Authority

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT) -- While the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider several petitions challenging carbon emissions rules crafted by the Environmental Protection Agency, experts say the agency is still the big winner because the high court refused to reconsider the EPA's underlying authority to regulate greenhouse gases established in the landmark 2007 case Massachusetts v. EPA.

The high court accepted and consolidated six of the nine petitions challenging the EPA's carbon rulemaking powers, but narrowed the challenge to a single question: When the agency crafted greenhouse gas...
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