High Court Rules Against EPA on Emissions The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency did have the power to regulate vehicle emissions. The decision was a defeat for the Bush administration and its refusal to regulate emissions for new cars and trucks.
NPR logo

High Court Rules Against EPA on Emissions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/9284364/9284365" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
High Court Rules Against EPA on Emissions

Law

High Court Rules Against EPA on Emissions

High Court Rules Against EPA on Emissions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/9284364/9284365" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency did have the power to regulate vehicle emissions. The decision was a defeat for the Bush administration and its refusal to regulate emissions for new cars and trucks.

In another decision, the court supported the federal clean air initiative aimed at forcing utilities to install pollution-control equipment on aging coal-fired power plants.

Vickie Patton, a senior attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund, talks with Alex Chadwick.