Quick Link: Appeals Court Upholds EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. ruled in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency today, agreeing with the EPA that greenhouse gases pose a risk to people’s health and welfare. The court also backed the EPA up on its rules on tailpipe emissions and large industrial polluters.

California filed briefs in support of the EPA in the case. The state was the first to regulate emissions from cars, and when the EPA began working on a national rule, California said it would adopt that one. This decision upholds the EPA’s regulations, which have already gone into effect.

A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia declared that the agency was “unambiguously correct” that the Clean Air Act requires the federal government to impose limits once it has determined that emissions are causing harm.

Read more at: www.nytimes.com

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    If you have paid attention to the national news this week, it is a story of dueling disasters: 30 in of rain from TS Debbie while the bone dry mountain west swelters and burns.  Both of these conditions are exacerbated by the continued overloading of our atmosphere with greenhouse gasses: CO2 and Methane.  It is about time that someone starts to cut back on those emissions, if we are not going to do so voluntarily.