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Supreme Court rules for coal-producing states, limits EPA's power to fight climate change

Jul 01, 2022 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    42% Medium Conservative

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  • Policy Leaning

    10% Center

  • Politician Portrayal

    -33% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

64% : "Today, the court strips the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the power Congress gave it to respond to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time," Kagan wrote.
50% : "Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible solution to the crisis of the day," he wrote.
49% : In 2007, the court ruled that greenhouse gases were air pollutants subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act of the 1970s.
48% : "But it is not plausible that Congress gave EPA the authority to adopt on its own such a regulatory scheme. . . .
46% : The justices agreed with lawyers for West Virginia and said Congress did not give environmental regulators broad authority to reshape the system for producing electric power by switching from coal to natural gas, wind turbines and solar energy.
46% : The court split 6-3 in the case of West Virginia v. EPA.
44% : "First on gun safety, then on abortion, and now on the environment - this MAGA, regressive, extremist Supreme Court is intent on setting America back decades, if not centuries," he said.
43% : The outcome reflects the conservative court's skepticism of federal regulation, particularly when it appears to go beyond what Congress specifically authorized.
37% : Faced with the continuing deadlock in Congress, President Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency sought to combat climate change by regulating power plants, which are the largest source of greenhouse gases except for the transportation industry.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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