Confused by the Supreme Court’s ruling on carbon emissions? It’s understandable. Monday’s decision interpreted highly technical regulatory provisions and produced a splintered vote. Scholars, advocates, and pundits emphasized contrasting themes.
The Environmental Protection Agency retained the legal right to curb greenhouse gases from large power plants, refineries and chemical factories, adding to a string of environmental court wins for the Obama administration.
The Obama administration added to a series of environmental court wins, as the Environmental Protection Agency retained the right to curb greenhouse gases from power plants, refineries and chemical factories.
Bloomberg BNA — A Houston man who allegedly sold more than $29 million in fake renewable fuel credits to ConocoPhillips, Tesoro Corp., Citgo and other oil companies was indicted by the Justice Department on 68 charges, including wire fraud, money laundering and mail fraud.
Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. were among oil companies accused by Pennsylvania of polluting groundwater with a gasoline additive in lawsuits similar to ones brought by New York City, New Hampshire and Vermont.
The pro-business track record of the U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t always extended to environmental cases. That’s good news for supporters of President Barack Obama’s proposed cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions.