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SCOTUS puts regulation of power plant emissions on hold




A March 12, 2015 photo shows the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.
A March 12, 2015 photo shows the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.
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President Obama's climate change agenda took a major blow yesterday.

In a 5 to 4 split decision, the Supreme Court blocked the administration's rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

The court's decision puts a temporary halt on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan while it considers legal challenges from 29 states and energy industry groups.

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