By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The Supreme Court halted the EPA’s major anti-global warming initiative late Tuesday evening, dealing a major blow to President Obama’s hopes of overseeing a green energy transition in his final year in office.
The 5-4 decision by the court puts the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation on hold while a lower appeals court hears states’ challenge to the rules.
More than two dozen states sued to stop the rules, which were intended to control greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.
The EPA called the court’s decision disappointing but said it won’t stop the agency’s determination to press forward.
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