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The US Supreme Court throttles Joe Biden’s climate agenda

The Economist
Fri, 01 Jul 2022

The US Supreme Court throttles Joe Biden’s climate agenda
The US is one of the world's largest emitters of CO2 from coal-fired power stations. (Image: Getty)
The Economist
Fri, 01 Jul 2022
America’s supreme court is on a roll. After a week in which it scrapped women’s constitutional right to an abortion and gave an expansive interpretation of gun rights, it has issued yet another momentous ruling – one that will have far-reaching consequences for the US government’s ability to curb the greenhouse-gas emissions that are heating the planet.On June 30, in West Virginia v Environmental Protection Agency, the court sharply limited the EPA’s power to regulate the millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases disc...

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