Supreme Court limits Biden’s power to cut emissions

The landmark ruling curbs federal power to limit greenhouse gas emissions in a setback for President Biden. …

Instead, the court’s justices embraced what’s called the “major questions doctrine” – which asserts that a federal agency’s discretion is limited on big issues that involve broad regulatory actions. If Congress had intended the Environmental Protection Agency to be able to issue sweeping regulations of an entire sector of the US economy, they said, it would have explicitly written that power into the Clean Air Act.


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