On the Political Climate podcast this week:
The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up its term last month with a series of high-profile and controversial decisions — including on the case West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency. In that opinion, a 6–3 majority determined the EPA does not have the authority to regulate carbon emissions from power plants based on the “generation-shifting” approach used in the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.
Conservative leaders applauded the decision for reining in regulatory overreach, while liberals and environmentalists expressed shock and dismay at restrictions placed on rules to reduce emissions. What the Supreme Court case ultimately means for climate action is complex.
To discuss the path forward, Political Climate hosts Julia Pyper and Shane Skelton are joined by Jay Duffy, an attorney with the Clean Air Task Force, who represented a diverse group of environmental and public health organizations in the West Virginia v. EPA case.
- Clean Air Task Force: Supreme Court takes key tool out of EPA’s toolbox, but multiple options remain for agency to regulate climate pollution
- Canary Media: Supreme Court hamstrings federal efforts to clean up US power sector
- Canary Media: Most voters support EPA limiting CO2 pollution from power plants
- Politico: ‘We don’t have to pretend anymore’: Greens ready to bail on D.C.
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