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  •  Will this ruling make it through the courts? (0+ / 0-)

    Have any legal analysts around here speculated on the inevitable court fights?

    •  In a way they already have been (8+ / 0-)

      adjudicated when the Supreme Court ruled in Massachusetts v EPA and this ruling just released.  

      Frankly, I’m getting more than a little tired of hearing from angry America. I’m also less than fond of knee-jerk America. And when you combine the two with the Internet, you too often get stupid America, which is really annoying.

      by jsfox on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 05:48:17 AM PDT

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    •  from the Wiki, on the current state of play: (5+ / 0-)
      In 2007, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled in Massachusetts v. EPA that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, if it determined that these emissions endangered public health. Following that, in 2010, the EPA introduced a new set of regulations designed to control carbon dioxide emissions from light and heavy vehicles as well as generators and industrial and utility sources. A coalition of power companies challenged the legality of the regulations, arguing that the science used by the EPA in deciding the regulations was inaccurate.

      The three-judge panel at the D. C. circuit court unanimously rejected the challenges.

      The case is pending in the US Supreme Court as Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, docket # 12-1146, argued Feb. 24, 2014. A decision should come out by the end of this month (the end of the term). More analysis is available at scotusblog.com.

      I would assume from this history that the Obama Administration anticipates a favorable ruling, and is prepared to defend the new regulations as well.

    •  Dun deal JJ (1+ / 0-)
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      Decided already by SCOTUS. Good to go, hence the uproar. BTW, love your sig...

      "the northern lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see. Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee". - Robert Service, Bard of the Yukon

      by Joe Jackson on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 06:21:42 AM PDT

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      •  Ok.. I know CO2 was ruled a pollutant, (0+ / 0-)

        but I wondered if the method they are using to impose the restrictions will be challenged.  I read somewhere that the EPA could regulate individual power plants, but not a state as a whole.

        •  BTW - The Cremation of Sam McGee (3+ / 0-)
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          is one of my favorite poems of all time.

          I memorized the whole thing for an 8th grade poetry recitation!  (But that was a long time ago and those brain cells do not exist any longer!)

          •  A bunch of the boys (1+ / 0-)
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            were whooping it up,
            at the Malamute Saloon...
            Me too JJ.

            "the northern lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see. Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee". - Robert Service, Bard of the Yukon

            by Joe Jackson on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 07:20:22 AM PDT

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            •  I preferred that one. (0+ / 0-)

              And still have most of it stored in my back brain somewhere, crowding out more useful data.

              The Empire never ended.

              by thejeff on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 08:32:55 AM PDT

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              •  WhenI was a lad (0+ / 0-)

                in the '60's, we moved to Juneau where I worked for Highways. With a group of coworkers we would convene at a restaurant nearby after hours and used Service's work as a drinking game. Here I am 45 years later with Sam McGee, Dangerous Dan McGrew, and his light of love the lady known as Lou hardwired. Can't remember sometimes the day, but...

                "the northern lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see. Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee". - Robert Service, Bard of the Yukon

                by Joe Jackson on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 01:40:36 PM PDT

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          •  Sam McGee was born too soon (0+ / 0-)

            If he'd set out to prospect for gold a couple of centuries later, Nome would have been just as warm as his beloved Plumtree, Tennessee.

      •  Thanks for making me go back and read it! (0+ / 0-)

        So you won't have to search. Rec'd both.

        Frankly, I’m getting more than a little tired of hearing from angry America. I’m also less than fond of knee-jerk America. And when you combine the two with the Internet, you too often get stupid America, which is really annoying.

        Every human being has paid the earth to grow up. Most people don’t grow up. And you find out what it costs us to love and to lose, to dare and to fail. And maybe even more, to succeed. What it costs, in truth.—Maya Angelou

        by TerryDarc on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 09:11:45 AM PDT

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