Supreme Court Not So Hot on Global Warming

By:  Beverly K. Eakman
06/24/2011
       

On June 20, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot invoke federal common law in an effort to limit so-called greenhouse-gas emissions.

E&E, a publisher that covers environmental and energy news, outlined the parameters of the case:

The plaintiffs — six states, New York City and several land trusts — wanted utilities that operate fossil fuel-fired electric power plants to reduce emissions by invoking federal 'public nuisance' common law.

On June 20, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot invoke federal common law in an effort to limit so-called greenhouse-gas emissions.

E&E, a publisher that covers environmental and energy news, outlined the parameters of the case:

The plaintiffs — six states, New York City and several land trusts — wanted utilities that operate fossil fuel-fired electric power plants to reduce emissions by invoking federal 'public nuisance' common law.

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