Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision was a setback for US efforts to fight climate change, but it’s not the final word on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
By now, you’ve seen the headlines: “Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama’s Effort to Regulate Coal Emissions” (The New York Times), “Supreme Court Puts the Brakes on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan” (The Washington Post), and on and on. If that’s all you saw, you could easily conclude it’s game over for the Clean Power Plan. But you’d be wrong.
Let’s be clear: Tuesday’s decision was a real setback for the climate movement and a dark day on the calendar. But while the decision was disappointing, it’s not the end of the line for the plan or US efforts to fight carbon pollution – far from it. And it’s a strong reminder that we must continue taking bold action and put pressure on our leaders to take the fight against climate change seriously.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.climaterealityproject.org