Climate Fight Shows Vintage Chevron Ruling Still Packs Punch

Law360, New York (July 3, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT) -- Thirty years after the U.S. Supreme Court mapped out judicial deference to the decision making of federal agencies in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, the landmark ruling looms larger than ever as courts weigh the government’s ability to regulate emerging issues such as climate change.

The high court’s ruling in the 1984 case, which celebrated its 30th anniversary on June 25, outlines a two-part test for courts to review an agency’s interpretation of a federal statute. First, they must determine if Congress has spoken directly...
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