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txradioguy
04-20-2011, 01:01 AM
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In the most significant global warming case to reach its front doors, a skeptical Supreme Court appears poised to block a major lawsuit brought by states and environmental groups against five large power companies for supposedly creating a public nuisance because of carbon dioxide emissions.

Tuesday's arguments revealed a high court bench that strongly questioned the ability of the states to bring the lawsuit and seemed to think that the federal government, through the Environmental Protection Agency, is the proper entity to regulate air pollution through the Clean Air Act.

"[T]he relief that you're seeking, asking a court to set standards for emissions, sounds like the kind of thing that EPA does. I mean, Congress set up the EPA to promulgate standards for emissions," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told the lawyer representing the states and environmental groups. She went on to cast doubt on the propriety of a federal judge who lacks the resources and environmental expertise to regulate energy companies.

Picking up on that theme, Justice Samuel Alito asked "how does a district judge decide what is reasonable and cost-effective" when it comes to regulating alleged air polluters. And Chief Justice John Roberts addressed his concerns of how judges can determine costs and benefits. "I think that's a pretty big burden to impose on a district court judge," he said.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/04/19/supreme-court-hears-emissions-regulation-case/

hazlnut
04-27-2011, 12:36 PM
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In the most significant global warming case to reach its front doors, a skeptical Supreme Court appears poised to block a major lawsuit brought by states and environmental groups against five large power companies for supposedly creating a public nuisance because of carbon dioxide emissions.

I guess the fact-checkers over at Fox News have never heard of Commonwealth of Massachusetts et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency et al. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_v._Environmental_Protection_Agency)


Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency, 549 U.S. 497 (2007),[1] is a U.S. Supreme Court case decided 5-4 in which twelve states and several cities of the United States brought suit against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to force that federal agency to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as pollutants.

Where is the Tea Bagger outrage... SCOTUS is taking power away from the States and giving it to the EPA...

txradioguy
04-27-2011, 03:42 PM
I guess the fact-checkers over at Fox News have never heard of Commonwealth of Massachusetts et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency et al. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_v._Environmental_Protection_Agency)

So reporting what was said by Supreme Court Justices is somehow FNC's fault?

Whether or not the fact checkers at Fox have heard of that case is irrelevant.




Where is the Tea Bagger outrage... SCOTUS is taking power away from the States and giving it to the EPA...
:rolleyes:

You are a fucking moron you know that? Of course you do.

I will make a $100 donation to CU the day SR bans your ass for good and ensures you can never sign up as a sock puppet after you're gone.

obx
04-27-2011, 05:50 PM
The EPA (and the ATF) needs to be ended. They both are a joke and only used to try to extort companies and people to be docile.