US Supreme Court to Hear Bid to Curb Federal Power to Limit Carbon Emissions

The announcement came two days before Biden’s arrival in Glasgow, Scotland, for the U.N. COP26 climate summit, where he had planned to reassert U.S. leadership on climate change.

Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici, Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 29 agreed to hear a bid by states, including coal producer West Virginia, and industry groups to limit federal power to use the landmark Clean Air Act to regulate carbon emissions from power plants.

The court’s decision to take up the case could complicate efforts by President Joe Biden’s administration to issue new and more stringent regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The announcement came two days before Biden’s arrival in Glasgow, Scotland, for the U.N. COP26 climate summit, where he had planned to reassert U.S. leadership on climate change. His predecessor Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the Paris climate agreement.

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