US Supreme Court restricts government powers to regulate greenhouse gases

The court ruled that the agency did not have the authority to set limits on emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Washington:

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the government’s main environmental agency cannot set broad limits on greenhouse gases, severely curtailing the power of President Joe Biden’s administration to fight climate change.

By a 6-3 majority, the Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency did not have the authority to set broad limits on emissions from coal-fired power plants, which produce nearly 20 percent of the electricity used in the United States.

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