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Law’s Jonathan Adler discusses the environmental case West Virginia v. EPA

Congress’ climate inaction puts spotlight on the courts

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E&E News: Jonathan Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and director of the Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law, weighed in on an environmental case the Supreme Court will hear in the upcoming term. “The fact that the court agreed to take the case doesn’t prove—but it certainly suggests—that the court is skeptical of broad assertions of EPA authority,” he said “There is a potential in this case for the court to preclude EPA from adopting anything remotely like the (Obama-era) Clean Power Plan, absent express congressional authorization, and that would be significant.”