In this video, Wall Street Journal editorial board member Joe Rago explains the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to put a “stay” on President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan. It was enacted last year by executive order and would have required power plants to cut their emissions of carbon dioxide by one-third by 2030, using 2005 emissions as a baseline. The ruling does not necessarily kill the plan, but puts it on hold while lawsuits against it by 27 states are heard.
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- Carbon Pollution Controls Put On Hold, SCOTUS blog
- Supreme Court Puts The Clean Power Plan on Hold, The Economist
- Placing The Clean Power Plan In Context, Washington Post