Supreme Court Rules on Greenhouse Gases

April 2, 2007

The Supreme Court has a ruling disapproving of one of the Bush Administration's stance on global warming.

In a five-to-four decision, the court ordered the federal government to take a fresh look at regulating carbon dioxide emissions from cars. The court said the Clean Air Act gives the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to regulate the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from cars.

The court's four conservative justices, including Chief Justice
John Roberts, dissented.

Many scientists believe greenhouse gases are leading to a
warming of the Earth, rising sea levels and other marked ecological

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