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Environment Michigan Hails Supreme Court’s Decision to Consider Major Global Warming Lawsuit
“The effects of global warming are clear and evident, yet we
continue to pump unlimited amounts of global warming pollution into our
air. We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to consider this
case. It’s long past due for EPA to crack down on global warming
pollution,” said Environment Michigan Director
At issue is the US EPA’s refusal to regulate the gases that cause global climate change under the Clean Air Act. EPA claims that it lacks that authority and, regardless of authorization, it prefers not to regulate greenhouse gas emissions because of scientific “uncertainty”.
“EPA’s position is untenable and nonsensical. Clearly, global warming pollution is a form of pollution that affects public health and welfare. Clearly, the scientific consensus is in. The only thing lacking is the political will to act to stop the greatest threat that our planet faces,” said Shriberg.