U.S. Supreme Court blocks Clean Power Plan

Reuters:The court ruled against President Barack Obama’s plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions.

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The court voted 5-4 along ideological lines to grant a request by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration’s Clean Power Plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy away from fossil fuels.

The highly unusual move by the justices means the regulations will not be in effect while a court battle continues over their legality.

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