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Wait, What? SCOTUS Sides with Progressives on EPA Regulations

Wait, What? SCOTUS Sides with Progressives on EPA Regulations
On Monday, in one of those infamous "5-4" decisions, the Supreme Court signaled something of a change in the weather. This time, the "five" sided with progressive interests rather than against. The question was whether or not the (Bush administration) EPA would be allowed to impose regulations controlling greenhouse gasses.
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EPA's New Carbon Rules for Power Plants Fall Short of Environmentalist Expectations

EPA's New Carbon Rules for Power Plants Fall Short of Environmentalist Expectations
One of the linchpins of the Obama administration’s high-stakes plan to address climate change moved one step closer to implementation this week, as the EPA officially published proposed new carbon emissions standards for power plants, drawing fire from environmentalists who say the rules for natural gas power plants are too lenient.
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Blockturnal Emission: Supreme Court to Hear Case on EPA's Authority to Regulate Power Plants and Factories

Blockturnal Emission: Supreme Court to Hear Case on EPA's Authority to Regulate Power Plants and Factories
The Supreme Court has agreed to make a decision on President Obama's executive actions regarding emissions regulations. The high court will review a lower court's upholding of the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gases in power plants and factories. The EPA's authority, granted under the Clean Air Act, is an effort to stave off climate catastrophe and its upheaval would put Congress in charge of figuring out how to curb dangerous emissions. Because they're real good at getting things done.
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California Legislators Call for Offshore Oil Fracking Investigation

California Legislators Call for Offshore Oil Fracking Investigation
Assemblymember Das Williams and eight other California lawmakers are calling on the Department of Interior and Environmental Protection Agency to investigate reports of fracking beneath the seabed floor off the California Coast. It's the first of what should be many investigations into the expansion of hydraulic fracturing in the Pacific Ocean.
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