WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Supreme Court plans to take another look at the government regulation for air pollution.
On Tuesday, the justices announced they accepted six different appeals for review. Each appeal will be consolidated into one hour of oral arguments. They will be scheduled for next year, with a ruling expected by June.
The issue is to determine whether the federal Environmental Protection Agency can tighten emission standards for stationary greenhouse gas sources, including power plants.
In 2007, the court affirmed the conclusions by much of the scientific community that greenhouse gases are an air pollutant. However, that particular case dealt with emissions from motor vehicles.
A range of business groups said the agency improperly extended its regulatory authority.