Sunday, October 14, 2012

The decision confirms the founding of the pulse of the Obama administration to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide

United States

An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the first U.S. rules governing greenhouse gas proposed to retain heat, paving the way for radical regulations affecting coal cars, power plants and other industrial facilities.


a setback for the industry and a victory for the Obama administration, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled unanimously Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that the Carbon dioxide is a danger to the public and the decision to set limits on emissions from cars and light trucks were "neither arbitrary nor capricious. "

The decision, which focuses on four separate trials, maintains bases to push the Obama administration to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide, and it is a reproach to push heavier industries, power plants including minors and states like Texas, to block the passage of the EPA.

In its decision of 82 pages, the panel of three judges also found that the EPA's interpretation of the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide regulations is "unequivocally correct."

The court also stated that it had no jurisdiction to consider the timing and scope of the rules on greenhouse gas emissions that affect stationary sources, such as new power plants burn coal and other industrial sources large.

The EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said the court ruled that the agency "followed both the science and the law by adopting common sense, reasonable measures to meet the threat of climate change by limiting greenhouse gas pollution emissions from major sources. "

"These decisions paved the way for the EPA to move forward under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon pollution from cars, power plants and other major news industrial sources, "said David Doniger, a lawyer for the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group.


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