Supreme Court Expected to Review Major Climate Case

The Evironmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration have been taking major steps to get coal-fired power plants into compliance with clean air regulations. (National Journal)

Environmental lawyers expect the Supreme Court to review the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas-reducing regulation, E&E reports (requires a subscription).

The court currently has nine pending petitions asking it to thwart a 2012 ruling allowing the agency to regulate greenhouse gases; it took no action on them Tuesday. If the court does choose to the lower-court ruling, its decision could have major ramifications on President Obama's planned regulations to combat climate change.