Tuesday, April 03, 2007

SCOTUS steps into the global warming debate

In Massachusetts v. EPA, SCOTUS held that the federal government has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases and that the EPA must reexamine the scientific evidence of a link between those greenhouse gases and climate change. Many of us thought this case would be decided on standing grounds, but the Court bent over backwards to find standing. The dissent makes a great point that the issues raised are non-justiciable and are better suited for the Executive and Congress rather than the Court.

I will try to post further thoughts on this case later.

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