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SCOTUS puts regulation of power plant emissions on hold

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A March 12, 2015 photo shows the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A March 12, 2015 photo shows the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

In a 5 to 4 split decision, the Supreme Court blocked the administration's rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

President Obama's climate change agenda took a major blow yesterday.

In a 5 to 4 split decision, the Supreme Court blocked the administration's rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

The court's decision puts a temporary halt on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan while it considers legal challenges from 29 states and energy industry groups.

Joining Take Two to discuss:

  • Cara Horowitz, Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law
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