The Court Has a Conscience, Even if Congress Does Not
Despite pressure from big business and power companies, a federal appeals court upheld first regulations that will reduce the gases blamed for global warming. This may be the most significant decision on climate change since a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that greenhouse gases could be controlled as air pollutants.
The rules will reduce the emissions of six heat-trapping gases from large industrial facilities, as well as from car exhaust. Industry groups vow to continue the fight.