The Supreme Court's Decision on EPA's Authority Over Power Plant Emissions

The Supreme Court's Decision on EPA's Authority Over Power Plant Emissions

The Supreme Court largely upholds the Environmental Protection Agency's right to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. We discuss what the ruling means for utilities and the Obama administration’s efforts to combat climate change.

Proponents of the EPA’s role in regulating heat trapping gasses associated with climate change are calling it a win. Others are not so sure. Yesterday, the Supreme Curt ruled the EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The ruling only applies to plants already required to limit other kinds of air pollutants. It’s the first time since 2007 that the Supreme Court has weighed in on the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulatory authority. A new private funded bipartisan report estimates climate change will cost billions of dollars over the next two decades. Please join us to discuss the Supreme Court, the EPA and climate change.

Guests

Scott Segal

head of The Policy Resolution Group, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. He specializes in energy, the environment and natural resources. He is the director of the Electric Reliability Coordinating Council.

Coral Davenport

climate and energy reporter, The New York Times.

Michael Brune

executive director, Sierra Club

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