Bloomberg Law
Jan. 19, 2022, 2:15 PM

‘Misplaced’ Claims in Climate Authority Case Get EPA Pushback

Jennifer Hijazi
Jennifer Hijazi

Arguments from West Virginia and other challengers lack merit to rein in the EPA’s rulemaking authority, the agency and its supporters said Tuesday in a series of filings to the Supreme Court.

The Environmental Protection Agency, states, environmental groups, and utilities filed response briefs in West Virginia v. EPA, a closely-watched battle that could draw boundaries around executive authority to regulate greenhouse gases.

Department of Justice and EPA attorneys insist that the states and mining groups who brought the case lack standing, since they can’t prove they’re facing any injury with power plant rules that aren’t even on the ...