February 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM, SCOTUS Stalls Clean Power Plan
The Supreme Court hits the brakes on the heart of President Obama’s push to fight global warming. We’ll dig in.
In this Oct. 21, 2013, file photo, Vern Lund, president of Liberty Mine in central Mississippi near DeKalb, Miss., holds some of the lignite coal planned for use in the nearby Mississippi Power Co. carbon capture power plant. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
The historic Paris agreement on fighting climate change nine weeks ago was based on the premise that everybody was in on the fight. One-hundred and ninety-five countries. The US, right up front with a very public commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Now the U.S. Supreme Court has thrown the brakes on the heart of the American promise to the world – cleaning up US power plants. They haven’t killed the plan yet, but they’re signaling they could. This hour On Point, climate change, the constitution, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
— Tom Ashbrook
Jeff Holmstead, lawyer for coal-powered utilities and a representative of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.
- Obama climate initiative: Supreme Court calls halt – BBC News February 11, 2016
- Supreme Court Halts Obama’s Coal Plant Rules in Blow to Paris Accord February 10, 2016