A win for the good guys for once with only the "usual suspects" Scalia and Thomas, voting against
Now in a nation where each state could make up its own pollution rules, the 'down-wind' states would be **** out of luck. Same in a nation governed under libertarian principles advocating real "free markets" I think it is a good thing we don't live in the utopia that some Americans advocateSupreme Court upholds EPA rule limiting cross-state pollution
The Supreme Court on Tuesday resurrected Environmental Protection Agency rules targeting air pollution that drifts across state borders, handing a victory to the Obama administration on one of its major environmental efforts.
The agency for years, under two administrations, has struggled to carry out a directive under the federal Clean Air Act to protect downwind states from pollution generated in other states, mostly from coal-fired power plants. The EPA’s rules from 2011 were challenged by a coalition of upwind states and industry, which prevailed in lower courts.
But the Supreme Court justices ruled 6 to 2 that the latest effort could be implemented