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The Supreme Court's Climate Change Decision: Massachusetts v. EPA

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The Supreme Court's Climate Change Decision: Massachusetts v. EPA
Title
The Supreme Court's Climate Change Decision: Massachusetts v. EPA
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On April 2, 2007, the Supreme Court handed down "Massachusetts v. EPA," its first pronouncement on climate change. By 5-4, the Court held the following: (1) Massachusetts had standing to sue, (2) Section 202 of the Clean Air Act authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate emissions from new motor vehicles on the basis of their possible climate change impacts, and (3) Section 202 does not authorize EPA to inject policy considerations into its decision whether to so regulate. The Court's decision leaves EPA with three options under Section 202: find that motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions may "endanger public health or welfare" and issue emission standards, find that they do not satisfy that prerequisite, or decide that climate change science is so uncertain as to preclude making a finding either way. The decision also has implications for other climate-change-related litigation, particularly a pending suit seeking to compel EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources of emissions
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DTICE
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Meltz, Robert
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Massachusetts v. EPA
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental policy
  • United states government
  • Standards
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Regulations
  • Automobile exhaust
  • Litigation
  • Automotive vehicles
  • Emission
  • Methane
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Massachusetts
  • Fluorinated hydrocarbons
  • Public health
  • Nitrogen oxides
  • Environmental impact
  • Climate
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental policy
  • United States
Label
The Supreme Court's Climate Change Decision: Massachusetts v. EPA
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Publication
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CRS Report for Congress. The original document contains color images
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
7 pages.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227936210
  • (OCoLC)ocn227936210
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
The Supreme Court's Climate Change Decision: Massachusetts v. EPA
Publication
Note
CRS Report for Congress. The original document contains color images
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
7 pages.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227936210
  • (OCoLC)ocn227936210
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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