In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority in regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. How was this ruling decided, and what was its significance for future climate policy in the United States? Ethan walks through a history of some of the regulations and precedents that played into the West Virginia v. EPA and reflects on what comes next in this week’s “Tip of the Iceberg.”
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Writer: Ethan Brown, Shannon Damiano, Maxwell Pociask, Naomi Rubin, Maddy Schmidt
Fact Checker: Isabel Plower
Editor: Will Andronico
Producers: Ethan Brown, Megan Crimmins, Shannon Damiano
Ad Voiceover: Naomi Rubin
Music: Brett Sawka
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