Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case filed by 12 states against the Environemental Protection Agency for failing to regulate carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act. This case has already sparked controversy and will be closely scrutinized when it is finally argued this October.

What the Supremes will decide in a nutshell: Is CO2 “life” or a “pollutant“?

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Their recent Clean Water Act ruling is not giving me much cause for hope. As the Washington Post editorial said today:

The bloc favoring a harder-line approach to environmental enforcement could be among the more dangerous features of the new Roberts Court.

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