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Supreme Court Ruling Poses New Snags for US Climate Policy

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The US Supreme Court took a major swipe at US decarbonization policy last week, in a highly anticipated ruling that limits how the administration of President Joe Biden can tackle power sector emissions. The 6-3 decision still largely left federal climate authority intact and even preserves several pathways for curbing greenhouse gas pollution from utilities. But it raises menacing new constitutional concerns for the Biden administration’s clean energy agenda. Among other knock-on effects, the ruling further complicates difficult congressional talks over climate legislation and puts more pressure on US states and public utility commissions already embroiled in the clean energy debate.

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