Supreme Court scraps EPA emission rules

Supreme Court scraps EPA emission rules

In a major blow to Obama Administration tough stand on the climate change, the Supreme Court of the United States declared that the Clean Air Act has been misinterpreted by the Environmental Protection Agency. The chief pollution control body in the country was about to limit the emission of toxic chemicals from power stations. The Supreme Court said that the federal agency failed to calculate the costs of doing so. 

Four liberal justices voted against the decision, while five judges voted in the favor decision along with Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the dissent.  The attorney general Bill Schuette from Michigan was present at the hearing as his state was named in the suit. He supported the court’s decision along with many business and conservative organizations. 
Family budgets would be balanced now in Michigan along with more employment generation, according to statement released by the attorney General. The golden mean between environmental protection and economic growth needs to be achieved in Michigan, said the court. Melissa Harrison, Spokesperson from EPA responded that the agency is analyzing all the aspects of the decision. 

Harrison told press that the agency is not happy with the decision and the scraped rule was introduced three years ago. Many plants are following the rule without any hurdle and extra investments have been made for the same.  The United States political environment is already hot with many presidential nomination bids and republican candidates criticized the administration for impractical environmental policy.  The ruling is definitely a huge set back to green movement in USA. 

 

 

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