The OPC CONNECTION – July, 2022
A Note from Your People’s Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye
Why You Should Care About the Supreme Court’s Climate Step Backwards
The Supreme Court recently issued a decision that severely limits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to address greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)–climate change pollution—from power plants. In West Virginia v. EPA, the Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Air Act does not give the EPA authority to regulate GHG emissions from power plants by requiring states to shift energy generation from coal fired power plants to cleaner forms of energy like natural gas or renewables.