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Supreme Court Blocks Obama Climate Change Rule

The Supreme Court by a 5-4 decision temporarily blocked President Obama from proceeding with regulations designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

A lawsuit filed by 29 states is challenging the rules, and the High Court decided that the regulations should be placed on hold while the suit is before a U.S. court of appeals, which will hear the case this summer.

The ruling is a victory for Republicans and the coal industry, which is gravely threatened by rules that would force states to shut down coal-fired plans in favor of those that produce energy with natural gas and wind.

The ruling means two of Obama’s key unilateral, executive-action initiatives — this and another on immigration that would provide amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants — have been halted by the courts.

This post also appears in LifeZette.

Carney: “We Would Never Propose a Carbon Tax”

As deficit talks formally get underway today, the White House has pulled the controversial idea of a carbon tax off the table, removing an issue that was sure to evoke strong protests from Republicans. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Thursday suggested President Obama’s decision not to try to use a carbon tax to reduce… Continue Reading