Federal Court to Hear Arguments on Greenhouse Gas Litigation Next Week


Source: SOCMA
Related Topics: Clean Air Act (as Amended)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear two days of oral argument on February 28-29 to review four of EPA’s greenhouse gas emissions rules, including the "tailoring" rule and the "endangerment" finding. These four rules are EPA’s response to the Supreme Court’s 2007 Massachusetts v. EPA decision, and represent the foundation of EPA’s attempts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

The court’s rulings on these four rules have the potential to halt, delay, modify, or greatly increase the scope of greenhouse gas regulation under the CAA. The court’s ruling is expected later this summer. 

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