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North Dakota Presses Supreme Court on EPA Climate Regulation

June 18, 2021, 6:31 PM

North Dakota is pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on federal climate regulation—the latest in a series of recent petitions on the issue.

The state filed a petition Friday asking the justices to review a January appellate court ruling and clarify the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under a provision of the Clean Air Act.

Similar petitions are pending from a coal company and a multistate coalition led by West Virginia. If the Supreme Court agrees to take up any of the legal questions, it would be the most significant climate ...