Supreme Court Stays EPA's Clean Power Plan

Law360, New York (February 9, 2016, 6:25 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan while it's being challenged in court, dealing a significant defeat to the Obama administration's efforts to defend the controversial rule slashing carbon emissions from existing power plants.

The Supreme Court granted emergency stay applications along ideological lines. Liberal Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor voted against granting a stay. (Credit: Law360) The high court granted emergency stay applications filed by opponents of the rule, including 29 states and state agencies and several industry and trade groups, which had...

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