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Rep. Waxman Statement on Supreme Court Arguments on Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements


Location: Washington, DC

Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Supreme Court oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, which examines the extent to which greenhouse gas emissions trigger certain permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act:

"Today the Supreme Court heard arguments on one narrow technical aspect of EPA's permitting requirements, while leaving unquestioned EPA's Clean Air Act authority to regulate carbon pollution from vehicles, power plants, and other sources. Climate deniers in Congress and the courts are trying to stop EPA from regulating carbon pollution, but their efforts won't succeed. Justices responded favorably to EPA's arguments today, but regardless of how the Court rules in this case, EPA will retain its authority to promulgate new regulations to clean up dangerous carbon pollution from power plants."

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