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Supreme Court says EPA does not have authority to set climate standards for power plants

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Supreme Court says EPA does not have authority to set climate standards for power plants

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The Supreme Court ruled that Congress, not the EPA has authority to set standards on climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions for existing power plants.

The Trump administration proposed more lenient standards to regulate emissions only from existing coal-fired steam plants, a policy called the Affordable Clean Energy Rule.

Fossil fuel-fired power plants are the second-largest source of pollution in the U.S.behind transportation, according to the EPA.The U.S.is also the second-largest producer of greenhouse gases behind China, making it a key player in global efforts to combat climate change.


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