Mass. Top Court Says State GHG Rules Not Good Enough

Law360, New York (May 17, 2016, 11:42 AM EDT) -- Massachusetts' top court on Tuesday reversed a lower court's decision backing the state's approach to greenhouse gas regulations, saying the state's climate change law requires officials to craft rules that establish annually decreasing limits on multiple greenhouse gas emissions sources and the state's use of other emissions reduction programs isn't sufficient.

The Supreme Judicial Court unanimously held that Massachusetts' Global Warming Solutions Act enacted by the state legislature in 2008 clearly requires the state Department of Environmental Protection to promulgate a mass-based GHG reduction program that would reduce emissions by between 10 and 25 percent from 1990 levels by 2020....

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