Friday, January 22, 2016

Court won’t block Obama’s climate rule

President Obama’s landmark climate change rule for power plants can move forward while its opponents challenge it, a federal court ruled Thursday. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a request by West Virginia, dozens of other states and various energy interest groups to put a judicial stay on the regulation, saying the challengers didn’t show that the stay is needed. “Petitioners have not satisfied the stringent requirements for a stay pending court review,” the court’s three-judge panel wrote in the brief order. It’s a major early win for the Environmental Protection Agency, which immediately faced a barrage of congressional and legal challenges from the moment in August when it made the regulation final. The White House is “pleased” with the decision, press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement...more

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