Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Feb 9, 2016 09:15 PM CST

Supreme Court Halts EPA Climate Regulations on Power Plants

President Barack Obama's administration suffered a blow to his environmental agenda late Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay effectively blocking EPA's Clean Power Plan from going into effect.

The five Republican-appointed justices votes to back the stay while EPA's carbon pollution rules are argued in the courts. The four justices appointed by Democrats voted in dissent.

West Virginia, Texas and 23 other states are challenging the EPA's plan, which would require coal-fired coal plants to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. The Supreme Court decision ...

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