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Justices Cast Doubt On Claims Of Clean Air Act Challengers

February 24, 2014
Washington, DC – After this morning’s oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, Constitutional Accountability Center President Doug Kendall, who was in the Court today, issued the following reaction:
 
“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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Resources
 
CAC’s “friend of the court” brief in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA: http://theusconstitution.org/sites/default/files/briefs/CAC_Merits_Brief-Utility_Air_Regulatory_Group_v_EPA.pdf
 
“Six Reasons Why the Greenhouse Gas Cases Are Worth Watching,” Tom Donnelly, February 18, 2014: http://theusconstitution.org/text-history/2478/six-reasons-why-greenhouse-gas-cases-are-worth-watching 
 
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Constitutional Accountability Center (www.theusconstitution.org) is a think tank, public interest law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution's text and history.
 
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