Supreme Court upholds EPA air pollution rule
The Supreme Court handed the Obama administration yet another major win for its environmental agenda on Tuesday, upholding an EPA rule aimed at preventing some states from polluting their downwind neighbors with harmful emissions from sources like coal-burning power plants.
The 6-2 decision overturns a lower court's judgment that the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule overstepped the agency's Clean Air Act authority. The rule's opponents included utilities, industry groups and "upwind" states like Texas, Virginia and Ohio. Read more.