Clean Power Plan Setback

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Clean Power Plan Setback, on hold to determine legality

Washington -- The administration of President Barack Obama is continuing to press ahead on their plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions following the Supreme Court decision to put the plan on hold until legal challenges are resolved.

Tuesday's decision is a victory to the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents who want a freeze on the decision until the legality of the Clean Air Act is determined.  The court issued a temporary freeze because 5-4 majority of the justices believed the opponents made strong arguments against the Clean Air Act.

The Clean Air Act is meant to reduce the impacts of climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions in existing power plants by 33% by 2030.

"We are thrilled that the Supreme Court realized the rule's immediate impact and froze its implementation, protecting workers and saving countless dollars as our fight againstits legality continues," Morrisey said. 

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