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Supreme Court upholds EPA air pollution rule

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Coal burning plantsThe Supreme Court has upheld an Obama administration rule aimed at preventing some states from polluting their downwind neighbors from sources like coal-burning power plants.

The 6-2 decision upholding EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule marks yet another legal win for the administration’s environmental agenda. Opponents included states such as Texas, Virginia and Ohio.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the majority, while Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented. Justice Samuel Alito recused himself from the case.

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