“The attempt of industry to frame this case as a power grab by EPA fell flat today before the Supreme Court. Justices across the ideological spectrum rejected the notion that they could walk away from the seminal case they decided just seven years ago, which held that EPA has the authority to regulate global warming, the defining environmental challenge of our time. While the nuances of the Court’s opinion remain to be determined, it is clear that the broader objectives of industry to use this case as a frontal assault on EPA’s ability to use the Clean Air Act to regulate global warming will be rejected.”
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Congressional leaders – including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid – and 125 state legislators who served during the enactment and implementation of American Health Benefit Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, filed a brief in the case of Halbig v. Sebelius in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.