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    Supreme Court climate decision is 'giving in to the coal industry,' says Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

    July 1, 2022 - Dave Eisenstadter,


      Attorney General Maura Healey on Thursday blasted a Supreme Court decision limiting the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, calling the ruling "giving in to the coal industry."

      "We are deeply disappointed in the Supreme Court's misguided decision giving in to the coal industry and its scheme to prevent regulation of harmful greenhouse gas emissions," wrote Healey, who is also the leading Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor.

      The court ruled earlier in the day on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, a case over whether the Clean Air Act gives broad authority to the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The 6-3 ruling, with the conservative justices in the majority, sided with West Virginia, limiting the agency's authority.

      Healey characterized greenhouse gas regulation under the Trump administration as extending the lives of dirty and aging coal plants while allowing for air pollution to worsen. Healey was among 22 attorneys general to sue the administration in 2019 to establish stricter enforcement of emissions, which led to the case before the Supreme Court, Healey's office wrote in a statement.

      "Today's decision marks a step backward in our collective effort to combat the climate crisis," Healey said. "But my office remains committed to using every tool available and working with EPA and our state partners to address climate change, protect public health, and support our clean energy economy."

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