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Climate Change Newsletter: issue 4 — US: Supreme Court reviews greenhouse gas permitting rules

By James Rubin

On 24 February 2014, the Supreme Court heard argument on the ‘tailoring rule’, a key Obama climate change rule that requires certain major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to secure pre-construction and operating permits. The issue before the court was narrow, focusing on whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) correctly interpreted its authority to regulate GHGs from stationary sources based on its regulation of GHG emissions from motor vehicles through tailpipe standards…

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