Supreme Court halts enforcement of Obama’s plans to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved

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http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2016-02-09/supreme-court-puts-obamas-clean-power-plan-on-hold

The Supreme Court has agreed to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved.

The surprising move on Tuesday is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations “an unprecedented power grab.”

By temporarily freezing the rule the high court’s order signals that opponents have made a strong argument against the plan. A federal appeals court last month refused to put it on hold.

The plan aims to stave off the worst predicted impacts of climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants by about one-third by 2030.

Appellate arguments are set to begin June 2.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/09/us-supreme-court-blocks-obama-carbon-emissions-plan.html

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration’s strategy to combat climate change.

On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration’s Clean Power Plan. The move means the regulations will not be in effect while litigation continues over whether their legality.

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“On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration’s Clean Power Plan.”

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~ by seeker401 on February 13, 2016.

4 Responses to “Supreme Court halts enforcement of Obama’s plans to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved”

  1. The world is in a mess with wars , pollution , crime – you name it and these bozos are bothered about normal weather and harmless and necessary C02

  2. the dictator does whatever the fuck he wants..

    Obama to sign Paris climate pact despite SCOTUS stay

    http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/269528-obama-to-sign-paris-climate-pact

    The Supreme Court voted 5-4 last week to put the climate change rule for power plants on hold while 26 states and various energy interests fight it in federal court.

    It was the first time the high court has issued a judicial stay when a lower court refused, and the first judicial stay when the merits of the case haven’t not been heard by another court.

    The move caused officials around the world to wonder whether the United States could still meet its pledge to cut greenhouse gas levels by 26 percent to 28 percent by 2025.

    The agreement asks each of nearly 200 countries to limit carbon emissions to a level that they individually determined would be possible. The emissions cuts are not binding.

    Stern also warned future Republican presidents against reversing course on the climate pact.

    “Paris was seen as such a landmark, hard-fought, hard-won deal that, for the U.S. to turn around and say we will withdraw, that would inevitably give the country a kind of diplomatic black eye that I think a president of any party would be very loath to do,” Stern said.

    The Paris accord will officially become open for signatures April 22 at a U.N. meeting in New York, which falls on Earth Day.

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