EPA Promise Little ‘Gain' with Great ‘Pain'
“The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a federal regulation requiring some states to limit pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states, reversing a lower court ruling and handing a victory to President Barack Obama”.
Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator, said “the Supreme Court win validated the agency’s broader efforts to protect public health”. “Today’s Supreme Court decision is a resounding victory for public health and a key component of EPA’s efforts to make sure all Americans have clean air to breathe”. She noted that “the decision underscored the agency’s efforts to write rules built on “strong legal foundations and sound science.”
Laura Sheehan, vice president of communications said for the pro-coal group “EPA continues to abuse the Clean Air Act, imposing overreaching regulations that promise little ‘gain’ with great ‘pain’ for American consumers and the broader American economy,”
“Obama has promised to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020 compared with 2005 levels, and has used EPA’s clean air regulations to help achieve that goal”. Read more
Lawrence Hurley, 2014, “Congress revives rules on air pollution” Retrieved from http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/29/us-usa-court-environment-idUSBREA3S0MW20140429